Go to the Public Citizen site. Under
‘Public Citizen Divisions’, select ‘Health research' then
"Publications." Pick a publication and discuss the problem
raised by it, the harms that are being done and their proposed
Start at http://www.recalls.gov/
main page and go into the section on ‘Recalls&
A. Write a short report on the
B. Go to ‘Consumer Products,
Food, Medicine or Cosmetics. Write a
short report on the products that have been recalled and the reason
for it. Be sure to include an assessment of whether recalls are
limited to ‘cheap’ manufacturers or whether they extend to more
expensive brand name merchandise (mention the ones you find by name).
to the SAFE FOOD website, and review the list of recalled food products. How would you
categorize the number of them and their seriousness? What were the reasons
for the recall? How many of these were covered by the news – either the
paper, radio or TV?
4. Report on one of the scams
discussed at Crimes
Use at least two of the links below to
write a short paper on the nature of identity theft and the adequacy of
From the main page of the National Fraud
Information Center, choose one of the following topics: Telemarketing
Fraud, Internet Fraud or Fraud Against the Elderly. How large are these
problems in terms of victims and dollar figures? What are the ‘hot
scams’ currently used to victimize people, and what are the best
Go to hazards.org and read an
article in one of the issues about workers' safety. Prepare a summary of
what issue was being discussed and how it was similar to - and different
from - what Reiman discussed in this chapter.
for an estimate of sports memorabilia fraud or
internet auction fraud.