||Corruption has long been a problem at all levels of society. It not only affects social stability and economic development of countries, but also hinders the effectiveness of democratic governance. Anti-corruption is the core value of modern governance as well as an important indicator to observe democratic countries. Taiwan scored 61 points and was ranked 35th out of 175 countries in 2014 Transparency International Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI). Notwithstanding Taiwan’s progress from 36th in 2013, there is still space for improvement. The survey showed that public sector corruption remains the biggest threat to all countries at any rate.|
In Taiwan, although police authority is committed to anti-corruption, the reality is that police corruption cannot be eradicated completely. This study found that legal instruments for anti-corruption in police institutions still have many problems,: there are no clear lines of accountability between Internal Affairs Office and Civil Service Ethic Office, and Public-Private Partnership approaches are not applied to these legal instruments in which, however, administrative ordinances prevailed. Given the fact that legal system of anti-corruption in police institutions are in conformity with neither "Rule of Law" nor "fairness and justice”, it need to be reviewed overall.
Under five major frameworks of administrative law, namely Basic Principles, Administrative Organization, Administrative Authority, Administrative Remedy and Administrative Supervision, this study adopts both literature review and historical induction methods. In light of "fairness and justice", the author reviews legal instruments for anti-corruption in Taiwan police institutions and suggests that the current law should be re-enacted and perfected.