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History of Deception: 1700 to 1800

  • In: Encyclopedia of Deception
  • Edited by: Timothy R. Levine
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Interpersonal Communication, Moral Development

Fraud, corruption, and criminal behavior were rampant throughout society in the 18th century, an era characterized by upper-class material wealth and conspicuous consumption, little organized law enforcement or governmental regulation, and ambivalent attitudes toward lying and ...

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