Countering corruption in the context of digitalisation: criminal and criminological aspects

Published date25 January 2022
Date25 January 2022
Subject MatterAccounting & finance,Financial risk/company failure,Financial crime
AuthorAnna Serebrennikova,Tatiana Minyazeva,Denis Dobryakov,Valentina Shiyаn,Olga Afanasieva
Countering corruption in the
context of digitalisation: criminal
and criminological aspects
Anna Serebrennikova
Department of Criminal Law and Criminology,
Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russian Federation
Tatiana Minyazeva
Department of Criminal Law Disciplines, Moscow City University (MGPU),
Moscow, Russian Federation and Department of Criminal Law Disciplines,
Moscow Academy of the Investigative Committee of Russian Federation, Moscow,
Russian Federation
Denis Dobryakov
Department of Judicial Power, Law-Enforcement and Human Rights Activities,
PeoplesFriendship University of Russia (RUDN University), Moscow,
Russian Federation, and
Valentina Shiyan and Olga Afanasieva
Department of Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure and Criminalistics,
Russian University of Transport (MIIT), Moscow, Russian Federation
Purpose In todays world, the prevention and detection of corruption offences are becoming
increasingly important. The most important tasks are to create an intolerant public attitude towards
this phenomenon, to monitor it in dynamics and to develop new ways of combating it, responding to
the development and improvement of criminal techniques.The purpose of this paper is to study the
practice of introducing e-customs, the possible prospects related to the creation of an intellectual
customs ofce.
Design/methodology/approach An analytical method was used, including the study of scientic
literature and publications, current legislation, statistics, customs plans and practices and foreign
Findings It is indicated that the variability of the nature and methods of committing crimes in the
context of the Fourth Industrial Revolution makes it appropriate to formulate corruption as a formal
Practical implications This study may be of use to studentsand academics, as well as practitioners in
customs,law enforcement agencies and legislative bodies.
Originality/value Suggestions have been made to improve approaches to planning work towards
digitalisation in the customs sector, in terms of analysing and considering the potential for corruption-
proneness and anti-corruption potential of innovations, exploring the use of blockchain for conducting
procedures,maintaining registers and other record-keepingsystems.
Keywords Corruption offences, E-customs, Anti-corruption measures, Customs control,
Blockchain technology
Paper type Research paper
Journalof Financial Crime
Vol.30 No. 1, 2023
pp. 130-142
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DOI 10.1108/JFC-12-2021-0265
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