By M. William Phelps
The crime shocked quiet Mineral Wells, Texas: 49-year-old Bob Dow shot execution-style in his personal mattress, his invalid mom locked within the subsequent room—and a cache of selfmade porn starring the town's underage ladies. the 2 accused killers—teen fans Bobbi Jo Smith and Jennifer Jones—were at the run, reason on going out in a cross-country blaze of glory. M. William Phelps exposes a gripping story of sexploitation, lust, and betrayal, whereas wondering the court's fateful verdict in a tantalizing forensic puzzle. have been either women both in charge of homicide? Or was once one in basic terms a pawn within the other's dainty, blood-stained hands?
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It makes perfect sense when Aristotle calls tyranny a corrupt form of king ship (Heidenheimer 2002a: 3) or lays down an ‘ideal’ system of democratic rule and calls all deviations from this stand ard corrupt. Moreover, approach ing the defi n ition through stand ards of individual action or ideal states of the world has similar implications if violat ing the ‘common good’ or the ‘public interest’ is made the bench mark in both cases. 2 An early defi n ition focusing on individual action we owe to Brooks who explicitly integrates the family into the sphere of corruption when he defi nes it as ‘the intentional misperform ance or neglect of a recog nized duty, or the unwar ranted exercise of power, with the motive of gaining some advant age more or less directly personal’ (1909: 4).
And what impact does this have on the way the state acts and especially on its ability to retain its capacity to rule and on its relations with enforcement agencies within the state, such as the police and army. The precise form and context of corruption will affect assessments of what remed ies might be appropriate. In choosing between norms, incent ives, penalties, scrutiny systems and demands for transparency or tolerance, one must fit the medicine to the patient. The more that corrupt activ ity flows from individual incent ives unat tached to group norms and a broader motivational frame, the easier it is to deal with.
M. Johnston and V. T. ) (1998 ) Political Corruption: A Handbook ( New Brunswick: Transaction). Hobbes, T. (1991) Leviathan, ed. R. Tuck ( Cambridge : Cambridge University Press). Ibn Khalduˇ n (1958 ) The Muqaddimah: An Introduction to History, 3 vols. ( London : Routledge & Kegan Paul). Johnston, M. (1996 ) ‘The Search for Defi nitions: The Vitality of Politics and the Issue of Corruption’, International Social Science Journal (English language version), 149 (3 ): 321–35. —— ( 2005 ) Syndromes of Corruption: Wealth, Power, and Democracy ( Cambridge : Cambridge University Press ).
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