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NCJ Number: 35462 Find in a Library
Title: CRIMINAL CONSUMER FRAUD - A VICTIM-ORIENTED ANALYSIS
Journal: MICHIGAN LAW REVIEW  Volume:74  Issue:4  Dated:(MARCH 1976)  Pages:661-707
Author(s): D P ROTHSCHILD; B C THRONE
Corporate Author: Michigan Law Review Assoc
United States of America
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 47
Sponsoring Agency: Michigan Law Review Assoc
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: ANALYSIS OF THE PHENOMENON OF CRIMINAL CONSUMER FRAUD DERIVING A DEFINITION FOCUSING ON VICTIMS, EXPLORING THE FULL RANGE OF LAW ENFORCEMENT PROBLEMS CONNECTED WITH IT, AND SUGGESTING A SET OF SOLUTIONS.
Abstract: RECOMMENDED CHANGES IN LAW ENFORCEMENT PRIORITIES AND PROCEDURES INCLUDE RECOGNITION OF THE IMPACT OF FRAUD ON CONSUMERS; ALLOCATION OF INVESTIGATORY RESOURCES WITH REGARD TO VICTIMIZATION PATTERNS AND MAINTENANCE OF A SYSTEMATIC RECORD OF COMPLAINTS; AND COOPERATION OF LAW ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITIES AND LOCAL CONSUMER GROUPS IN SORTING OUT POTENTIAL CRIMINAL OFFENSES FROM CIVIL DISPUTES REPORTED. A FURTHER RECOMMENDATION IS MADE TO ENACT A GENERAL CONSUMER-FRAUD STATUTE CARRYING PENAL SANCTIONS REFLECTING THE EXTENT OF VICTIMIZATION IN A GIVEN CASE.
Index Term(s): Allocution; Consumer fraud; Criminal codes; Deterrence; Police policies and procedures; Victimization
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