CESSEC

About

About us:

Basic Principles:

People whom we call corrupt and people whom we call victims of corruption are all individual human beings. Each one faces pressures to pay, accept, extort or hide bribes. Rather than focusing on massive campaigns against extortion, which attempt to change entire cultures or institutions, CESSEC focuses on giving individuals the tools to ethically, successfully and safely resolve bribery, extortion and coercion situations in their day-to-day lives.

What we are not:

We are not an enforcement agency, nor a criminal investigatory agency seeking to identify or punish individual criminal law violators. Furthermore, we do not work on massive educational, ethical, or technological campaigns or crusades to eliminate the scourges, epidemics, or onslaughts of corruption.  Instead, we work for and with individuals to illuminate and share principles and techniques that they can use to resist pressures to pay, accept, demand or hide bribes, and still get what is rightfully theirs from the situation.

 

Get in touch

CESSEC focuses on giving individuals the tools to ethically, successfully and safely resolve bribery, extortion and coercion situations in their day-to-day lives. We offer a variety of options and resources depending on your needs.

For more information get in touch with us: bhorowitz@cessec.org

 
 

CESSEC Resource People

 
 
Bruce Horowitz Rossen

Bruce Horowitz Rossen

founding partner

Bruce Horowitz

CESSEC founding partner and long-time student of the situational elements of bribery, extortion and coercion encounters, has been conducting research on anti-extortion and anti-bribery situations and solutions since 1989.  Bruce has a Diploma Superior in the Prevention of Public Corruption from the Catholic University of Quito, and has taught anti-corruption and anti-extortion seminars at universities in Ecuador, the USA, and at the International Anti-corruption Academy in Austria. At the USFQ, he has taught a course on Negotiation in Extortion and Undue Influence Situations. Our other resource people include lawyers and social scientists who provide anti-bribery and anti-extortion advice, research, analysis, due diligence, investigation and training.