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Deanship of Scientific Research
Al-Ahliyya Amman University, Amman, Jordan

ISSN (Print Version): 1684-0615

ISSN (Online Version): 2616-2814

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Jordanian Elites and the Trend towards Financial Corruption in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan: An Analytical Study

Volume 20, Issue No 2, 2017

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Pages: 153 - 174


This study aims to identify the Jordanian elites’ attitudes towards financial corruption through job exploitation and non-compliance with laws and regulations. The study shows that there is a tendency on the part of Jordanian elites to commit crimes of money laundering, money smuggling, and tax evasion. The study is based on personal interviews and questionnaire management. The study population consisted of Jordanian elites who were able to express their attitudes. Due to the large size of the study, a random sample consisting of 338 respondents was selected from the members of the elected House of Representatives, working ministers, and members of the Association of Lawyers and the Association of Engineers. The statistics and the statistical tests indicated that the level of general trend among the Jordanian elites towards financial corruption was high. The results of the study also indicated that the general feelings of resentment on the part of respondents towards the existence of money smuggling was average and towards the existence of the crime of tax evasion was high. The researcher recommended that officials should ensure the elites’ commitment to work ethics, transparency, and integrity to prevent corruption. They also should tighten the penalties and disciplinary procedures against violators, activate and strengthen the powers of the control units in the administrative body, and give the Court of Accounting a judicial control.

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