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Consumer Fraud: A Reference Handbookby Lee E. Norrgard
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Consumer Fraud examines and places in historical and contemporary context the subject of consumer fraud. Issues such as telemarketing fraud, consumer awareness, and truth in advertising are explored as well as the social implications and the impact consumer fraud has had on our lives.
In one compact volume, readers will find an informative introduction, a chronology of significant milestones related to consumer fraud, facts and statistics, a collection of biographical sketches, a directory of organizations, and a listing of print and nonprint resources, including Internet coverage. Rounded out by a comprehensive index, this handbook is an excellent choice for anyone seeking a one-stop reference work on consumer fraud.
Book News Annotation:
This first-stop reference suitable for high school students and above provides an introductory essay describing the various types of consumer fraud; a chronology of relevant milestones; biographical sketches of 10 key figures (among them Charles Keating Jr., Ralph Nader, and Upton Sinclair); briefly introduced excerpts from source documents; a directory of consumer organizations and agencies, arranged by state; annotated listings of print and nonprint resources; and a glossary. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (email@example.com)
ABC-CLIO's Contemporary World Issues series comprises comprehensive, balanced, one-volume reference handbooks on important topics related to science, technology, and medicine; the environment; society; politics, law, and government; criminal justice; and gender and ethnicity.
Each volume offers:
• Informative introduction, facts and statistics, and a collection of biographical sketches
• Provides a chronology of significant milestones related to consumer fraud, a directory of organizations, and a listing of print and nonprint resources including Internet coverage
Includes bibliographical references (p. 269-297) and index.
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