Qingli Meng, sociology, anthropology and criminology, will share her research on fraud in the U.S. education system, one of the most neglected areas of media reporting. The number of cases have increased each year. By analyzing 560 education fraud cases investigated by the General Inspector of the U.S. Department of Education, this study identifies an obvious pattern of varying geographical distribution of education fraud. This study also describes the varieties of case characteristics. This session fits Part B of the certificate.