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A Study on How to Reduce the Corruption of Firefighters in Korea

  • Crisisonomy
  • Abbr : KRCEM
  • 2012, 8(2), pp.141-161
  • Publisher : Crisis and Emergency Management: Theory and Praxis
  • Research Area : Social Science > Public Policy > Public Policy in general

채열식 1 정병수 2 Ryu Sang Il 2

1충청소방학교
2대불대학교

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ABSTRACT

The purpose of this study was to identify the reasons of corruption of firefighting officers and find out the countermeasures to resolve the problems in order to acquire the trust of citizens through the recovery of the image of firefighting while the news on the corruption of firefighting officers has continuously increased. Accordingly, in this study, it was tried to review the status of the corruption, to perform the case study from the perspective of the triggering factors of the corruption and to propose a method to reduce the corruption through a case study. Conclusively, the corruption triggering factors can be classified as internal organizational factors, institutional factors, social environmental factors and personal factors. To reduce the corruption of firefighters in the future, the followings should be in place; First, in the dimension of internal organization, the accusation and monitoring system should be operating actively, and the best efforts should be made so that fast and fair actions could be followed. Second, from the institutional perspectives, unreasonable administrative restrictions should be lifted and the institutions should be improved. Unreasonable institutions and procedures can trigger the corruption in firefighting business, and unrealistic restrictions, unclear execution standards and complicated administrative factors should be improved and corrected in timely manner. Third, in the dimension of social environments, anti‐corruption advertisements should be enforced. In other words, we need to make efforts to enlighten the awareness of anti‐corruption in all fields of the society not to mention of the public sector as well as to directly improve the corruption triggering environments. Finally, in the personal dimension, the ethical education for the public servants should be enforced. Additionally, welfare should be enforced so that they can keep the sound ethics of the public servants not to fall in the ‘Corruption for a Living.’

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