Russian Police Look to Women to End Corruption

The Russian Police have announced that, in an effort to reduce corruption, it will create its first women-only traffic police unit. According to Mikhail Tsukruk, the police chief in the southern Russian city of Volgograd, research shows that women are less inclined to accept bribes, BBC reports.

Currently, traffic police units are male-dominated, and traffic violations are often ignored after a bribe exchanges hands. According to Reuters, this corrupt culture among traffic police contributes to the danger of Russian roads; about 35,000 people are killed in accidents annually.


BBC News 8/28/06; Reuters 8/28/06

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