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Sanctified snake oil : the effect of junk science on public policy

Author: Susan Kiss Sarnoff
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An analysis of government-supported junk social science - or "sanctified snake oil". Susan Kiss Sarnoff argues that it confuses the public and convinces them to support programmes as ends in  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Sarnoff, Susan Kiss.
Sanctified snake oil.
Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2001
(OCoLC)603904526
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Kiss Sarnoff
ISBN: 0275968456 9780275968458
OCLC Number: 44173044
Description: xxii, 224 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. What Is Sanctified Snake Oil? --
Ch. 2. The History of Sanctified Snake Oil --
Ch. 3. The Sanctification Paradigms --
Ch. 4. Identifying Sanctified Snake Oil --
Ch. 5. The Ineffectiveness of Treatment and Prevention Programs --
Ch. 6. Snake Oil in the Court System --
Ch. 7. De-Sanctifying Snake Oil.
Responsibility: Susan Kiss Sarnoff.

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