Taylor, Cynthia


Title
Taylor, Cynthia
Creator:
Taylor, Cynthia, 1954-, interviewee; Steele, Shirley S, interviewer; McCutcheon, Liz, videographer;
Date Recorded:
2010
Date digitized:
Length of interview:
Description:

In this interview, Cynthia Taylor, director of Consumer Affairs Division in the Boulder District Attorney’s office for 27 years, reflects on the history of consumer protection in Boulder. Changes have come about through the positive and negative effects of the growth of technology; new types of consumer fraud; the awareness of the importance of economic crimes as a major factor in today’s culture; and the effects of globalization on consumer protection. She reviews approaches to delivering consumer protection that have evolved, and include mediation; task forces for community participation; training programs to increase awareness of such things as elder abuse, affinity crimes, and identity theft; more emphasis on law enforcement collaboration; and citizen education. She emphasizes that being able to help people and the variety of challenges more than compensates for the increasing complexity and volume of problems.

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Subject:
Fraser, Virginia.
Garnett, Stan, 1956-.
Hunter, Alexander (Alex), 1936-.
Lacey, Mary Keenan.
Taylor, Cynthia, 1954-.
Consumer education Colorado BoulderCounty.
Consumer protection Colorado BoulderCounty.
Law enforcement Colorado Boulder County.
White collar crimes Colorado Boulder County.
Boulder (Colo.) History Biography.
Language:
eng
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Notes:
Local call number:
OH1666
Copyright:
Copyright restrictions applying to the use or reproduction of oral history interviews are available from the Carnegie Branch Library for Local History/Boulder Public Library.
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