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Kimberly Thomson - Author

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Crimes Against Consumers

Crimes Against Consumers

Author: Kimberly Thomson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/07/2018

Crimes Against Consumers is a multidisciplinary anthology that combines criminal justice and consumer affairs to help readers understand consumer crime and how they can protect themselves against it through education and self-advocacy. The carefully curated readings address aspects of consumer law, white collar crime, corporate and computer crime, and more. The anthology begins by introducing criminal justice students to fundamentals of consumerism, marketing, and behavior choice. The next sections introduce consumer affairs or general education students to criminal justice concepts. Subsequent sections are devoted to exploring specific forms of crime including financial crimes, identity theft, cyber-crime, crime in healthcare, and crimes against those who may not know how protect themselves such as the elderly. The anthology concludes with a section on the role of law enforcement and other civil protections. Each of the five sections of the book has an original introduction to provide context for the readings and questions that can be used for in-class discussion or serve as writing prompts. The broad coverage of the topic makes the anthology suitable for a wide range of courses, particularly those in consumer affairs and criminal justice.