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NCJ Number: 121014 Find in a Library
Title: Professionals' and Non-Professionals' Views of Shop Stealing
Journal: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology  Volume:22  Issue:3  Dated:(September 1989)  Pages:167-178
Author(s): J A Lawrence; C E W Toh
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 12
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: Australia
Annotation: This article reports comparisons of views on shop stealers held by involved professionals (police, store detectives and shop assistants) and university students, and their card sort responses to the seriousness, appropriate penalties and categorizations of 18 sample cases.
Abstract: Professionals were tougher in their penalties and seriousness ratings than students, and more consistently saw shop stealers as greedy rather than troubled or needy persons. (Author abstract)
Main Term(s): Shoplifting
Index Term(s): Australia; Public Opinion of Crime
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