By T. R. Ragan
Lifestyles for personal investigator Lizzy Gardner isn't an analogous. It's been 3 weeks considering her fiancé, Jared, used to be shot on what was once purported to be their marriage ceremony day. He's in a coma now, and Lizzy is being pressured to come to a decision she will not be capable of stay with.
But a string of deaths has pressured her to come again to paintings. whereas they seem like unrelated injuries at the start look, a more in-depth glance indicates all of them have whatever in universal. greater than a decade past, the sufferers have been all participants of the Ambassador membership at a Sacramento highschool: a complicated posse that bullied different scholars, one in every of whom is still tormented years later.
In this pulse-pounding mystery from long island occasions and united states this day bestselling writer T.R. Ragan, Lizzy will desire her colleagues and what's left of her wits to aid her tune down a crafty killer with a dangerous revenge checklist sooner than the following name-maybe hers-is crossed off for solid.
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They also have the power of patronage, being able to appoint to positions at many levels of government within their portfolio. This can include government employees within a department, to heads of independent agencies and government boards. Thus ministers are quite marketable. In a presidential system the power of individuals is different. Individual members of Congress are not bound by party discipline, giving them much more marketable status. They also have access to a strong independent committee positions that can provide further opportunities to influence policy outcomes.
For example, at the darkest end of the spectrum would be a paedophile network which wishes to operate completely outside the gaze of the public. Slightly less dark is a drug dealing network which operates outside the observation of the general public and law enforcement, yet still needs to be found by customers. A terrorist network thrives on publicity of its cause and actions but its membership and management are cloaked in secrecy. A police corruption network falls to the darker range of the scale.
At a more strategic level, the Fitzgerald Inquiry noted the undue influence the Queensland Government could have over the local press through the decision of which outlet to place government advertising. This very lucrative income source can be used to leverage positive reporting about government activity (Fitzgerald, 1989). Chapter summary Corruption can occur in any environment – the police force and public service being no exception. This chapter looked specifically at police corruption, touching on other forms of corruption such as corruption by politicians and government employees, considering the different forms of corruption and why and how corruption can occur and the theories surrounding it.