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Degree mills : the billion-dollar industry that has sold over a million fake diplomas

Author: Allen Ezell; John Bear
Publisher: Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Updated edView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Allen Ezell; John Bear
ISBN: 9781616145071 1616145072
OCLC Number: 785808923
Description: 466 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Part 1. The basics. Preface: a major world crisis. Introduction: another day at the office. The sordid past : a history of degree mills from the Middle Ages to the present day; The sellers : fake schools, accreditors, counterfeiters, and Visa mills ; The buyers ; The law ; The enforcers. Part 2. Information, opinions, and stories. The FBI's operation dipscam; Three case histories ; Time bombs : people with fake degrees ; Animals with degrees ; The Laura Callahan story ; Existing and pending federal legislation ; What makes a degree real? ; The ethics of using fake degrees. Part 3. Reference. List of unrecognized schools ; List of unrecognized accrediting agencies ; Counterfeiting services ; The media professional's guide to finding people with fake degrees ; Accredibase. Part 4. What we can do about degree mills. Solutions and suggestions.
Responsibility: by Allen Ezell and John Bear.

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