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Fraud : Deceit Among Scientists, Academics, Writers, and Philanthropists - Gerhard Falk


Deceit Among Scientists, Academics, Writers, and Philanthropists

Paperback Published: 1st October 2007
ISBN: 9780761838586
Number Of Pages: 196

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While fraud is generally associated with the business world, this book demonstrates that there is also a good deal of fraud and deception among scientists, writers and philanthropists. Scientists will sometimes announce fraudulent findings in order to raise money for additional research projects. Since many scientists live by this "soft" money and have no other income, the temptation to claim results that never occurred is great. Likewise, authors and journalists may commit fraud by claiming that they saw something that they did not see or that an event occurred which never happened. There are also writers who steal the work of others and publish such material under their own name. There are executives of charitable organizations who steal the money donated to a charitable cause and there are clergy who steal from the members of their own parish, or sell objects that do not belong to them. Some members of the clergy use their trusted office to gain sexual favors from congregants while others entertain their friends at the expense of their congregations. This work is well documented and demonstrates that the notion of the aloof scientists or holy clergy may be no more than a myth, and that even in these professions all things are not what they seem.

Prefacep. vii
Introductionp. ix
Scientific and Academic Fraud
Who gets the Credit?p. 3
Authority Rulesp. 23
Scientific Fraud and Misconductp. 43
Fraud in Academep. 63
Published Fraud
Literary Fraudp. 87
Fraud and Deceit in Journalism and the Mediap. 109
Deceitful Friends
Religious Fraud and Deceitp. 131
Charitable Fraud and Deceitp. 153
Postscript. A Sociological Analysis of Fraudp. 175
Bibliographyp. 177
Indexp. 191
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ISBN: 9780761838586
ISBN-10: 0761838589
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 196
Published: 1st October 2007
Publisher: UNIV PR OF AMER
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.63 x 15.55  x 1.68
Weight (kg): 1.43