When someone acts corruptly they tend to show a deliberate intent, an improper purpose or motivation, and may involve conduct such as:
Some examples include blackmail, bribery, fraud or stealing, extortion, forgery, perverting the course of justice and deliberately releasing confidential information.
For public officers, serious misconduct must involve corrupt and/or criminal conduct described in sections 4(a), (b) and (c) of the Corruption, Crime and Misconduct Act. This occurs when a public officer:
For WA Police Force, all types of misconduct described in section 4 of the Act and conduct described as 'reviewable police action', are called 'police misconduct'.
The Act includes police misconduct in its definition of serious misconduct. The Commission deals with all allegations of misconduct relating to the WA Police Force.