CAPI Reports and Analysis
Original research, reviews, and recommendations from CAPI staff.
What is the Public Integrity Community? Our assessment of the offices, practitioners, and agencies that make up the public integrity landscape in the United States.
Rebuilding Bell, California
CAPI's review and resources for the City of Bell to improve upon its post scandal reforms.
- Rebuilding Bell, California: Review and Recommendations for Continued Improvement of Accountability, Oversight, and Transparency - CAPI's top-down review of reforms made in Bell, California following the 2010 corruption scandal. The report examines the foundation of the scandal, reforms in accountability, oversight, and transparency, and offers recommendations for further reforms. The report provides a model for preventative anti-corruption measures in similar small cities nationwide. (February, 2015)
- City of Bell Employee Ethics Requirements (Comprehensive): A detailed review of the rules and regulations governing the conduct of employees of Bell, California. (August, 2015)
- Procurement Procedures in Bell: A summary of the proper procedures and guidelines for procurement in Bell, California. (August, 2015)
- Ethics Requirements for City Council Members: A one-stop guide for council members' ethical obligations. (August, 2015)
- Ethics Requirements for the City Manager, City Attorney, City Treasurer, Director of Finance and Employees with a Fiduciary Responsibility: A one-stop guide to the ethical obligations of Bell's top administrators. (August, 2015)
- Ethics Requirements for General Employees: A one-stop guide to proper conduct and ethics rules pertaining to general employees. (August, 2015)
U.S. Anti-Corruption Oversight: A State-by-State Survey
Our State-by-State Integrity Oversight Survey is the first-ever study of the public integrity landscape across all 50 U.S. States. It provides a comprehensive review of the institutions, laws, cases and recent developments covering public integrity and corruption in each state.
- Interactive Map: Our comparative map gives an overview of anti-corruption efforts across state lines. The map is an easy tool for practitioners, policymakers, and concerned citizens looking to compare best practices and track emerging trends nationwide. By toggling through categories, users can see how anti-corruption laws and watchdog institutions differ from state to state.
- Comprehensive State-by-State Reports: Our survey covers all the information you need on the integrity infrastructure in your state. Each report contains: historical background and recent scandals and reforms, status of transparency initiatives such as open data portals, breakdown of the structure and powers of inspectors general, ethics commissions, specialized prosecutorial units, and other statebodies, notable local-level oversight bodies, relevant criminal and ethical codes governing public officials, with illustrative cases, CAPI’s analysis on the state of integrity enforcement.
Analysis and Opinions:
Rewarding Subtlety: McDonnell v. United States: Executive Director Jennifer Rodgers and Daniel Richman, Paul J. Kellner Professor of Law at Columbia Law School, use their experiences as former prosecutors to anaylze the McDonnell case and its potential impact on future corruption prosecutions in a post for NYU Law's Compliance & Enforcement blog. (July 2016)
The Blagojevich Case and the Line Between Corruption and Horse-Trading: Executive Director Jennifer Rodgers and Program Associate Jacob Watkins detail the importance of the verdict in former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich's appeal before the Seventh Circuit in a guest post for the Global Anticorruption Blog. (August 2015)
The Little Anti-Corruption Agency that Could: Deputy Director Gabriel Kuris contributes a featured article on his research into the efficacy of Croatia's anticorruption agency for Foreign Policy Magazine's Democracy Lab. (August 2015)
Global Cities - Joining Forces Against Corruption Conference Recap: Executive Director Jennifer Rodgers and Deputy Director Gabriel Kuris cover CAPI's first Global Cities conference in a series of guest posts (Part 1 and Part 2) for the Global Anticorruption Blog. (June 2015)