1. Can a corrupt organization ever be more efficient than a less corrupt organization if they are about the same size and in the same industry?
  2. Can corruption be a good thing in some societies?
  3. Can corruption be a good thing?
  4. Do you know a corruption case?
  5. Do you know someone who has been bribed?
  6. Do you think corrupt police officers are natural-born criminals? Do you think corruption will always be a part of business and politics?
  7. Do you think discipline is fair within the police?
  8. Do you think police unions play a good role in the prevention of corruption?
  9. Has corruption affected your life?
  10. Have you ever bribed someone?
  11. Have you ever heard of a drug-related corruption case?
  12. Have you ever received a bribe?
  13. How are you going to prevent corruption and misconduct in the group that you command ?
  14. How do you reduce corruption?
  15. How do you remove corrupt workers from their jobs? If you were in a position of power, do you think you would be corrupt?
  16. Is bribery a big problem in the country where you live?
  17. Is corruption ever justifiable? Is corruption ever justified?
  18. Is corruption within the police a result of low pay? Is there a lot of corruption in your country?
  19. Is there a sum of money that might persuade you to “look the other way”?
  20. What are some problems with corruption in the political system of your country?
  21. What businesses have the most corruption in your country?
  22. What can you do about corruption in your country?
  23. What is the best way to fight corruption in business and politics?
  24. What is the largest bribe you have paid?
  25. What kinds of corruption are there?
  26. What recent corruption scandal was in the news?
  27. What would you do if you receive a complaint from a citizen of an attempted bribery from a police officer?
  28. What would you do if your boss tells you that at Christmas it is usual to receive small presents from local companies?
  29. Which countries have a lot of corruption?
  30. Who is the most corrupt politician or businessperson you know of?
  31. Why do you think people are corrupt?
  32. Will you accept a dinner invitation from an important businessman of your city? (He has good connections in the council and you nephew is unemployed.)
  33. Would you accept a free ticket for a football match, a free drink by virtue of your position?
  34. Would you revert to bribery if your life was at stake? If your child’s or one of your family members’ life was threatened?

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