Throughout history, lessons learned from the falls and demises of the dynasties as a result of treason, leaks, and betrayal acts all affected the overall wellbeing of the regimes. The occurrences of these crises were often results of the key man accepting bribery and sexual favor. With the current measure of legal concepts, “money-induced lure” related crimes are “corruption.” That is, corruption can affect national security and lead to military corruption. It also has a great impact on national defense and security, which falls under the scope of non-traditional security.
From 1998 to 2012, the negligence of duty of the civil servants of all government levels in Taiwan and the corporate corruption in the business community (such as breach of trust, occupancy, hollowed assets, scandals of Good Bank and Rebar Company) broke out one after another and all had an impact on the upgrading of the national soft power, substantially affecting the overall national security. In particular, the outbreak of corruption cases or spy cases involving senior military officers resulted in the crash of the image of the national military forces. Rumors even have it that some soldiers had “bought” their positions with money. As a result, doubts were raised over the martial moral, discipline, integrity, honesty, and moral conduct of the soldiers. Hence, this research topic is expected to clarify the reasons for the occurrence of military corruption cases and formulate feasible preventive measures, which shall serve as a reference for the relevant units.
This thesis consists of six chapters. Chapter 1 is the introduction that discusses the research motivation, the concepts of military corruption and non-traditional security, as well as the correlation between negligence of duty and the combined national strength, and the impact of military corruption on national security, all of which shall serve as the basis for this study; Chapter 2 described the negligence of duty-based crime system based on the definitions, types, and causes of the theories in criminology and white-collar crimes. Additionally, the military corruption behaviors were classified under the sub-culture of military crimes; Chapter 3 contains the analysis of the major military corruption cases that have taken place over the past 12 years, which were listed as the research recommendations in this thesis; Chapter 4 covers the review of the military negligence of duty related preventive measures in order to gain an insight into the current negligence of duty prevention strategies and practices adopted by the national military forces, the military anti-corruption organization and preventive measures, the bottlenecks faced in the corruption prevention, as well as the analysis of the areas for improvement; Chapter 5 includes the preventive strategies proposed and the description of the military equipment procurement related procedures and types of arms dealers to explain the national defense procurement related areas prone to abuses. It is expected that through sound systems and feasible policies, the corruption prevention goals can be implemented in the military; Chapter 6 covers the conclusions and the discussion of the research findings, reviews, and inspirations for this thesis paper.