skip navigation

PUBLICATIONS

Register for Latest Research

Stay Informed
Register with NCJRS to receive NCJRS's biweekly e-newsletter JUSTINFO and additional periodic emails from NCJRS and the NCJRS federal sponsors that highlight the latest research published or sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs.

NCJRS Abstract

The document referenced below is part of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection. To conduct further searches of the collection, visit the Virtual Library. See the Obtain Documents page for direction on how to access resources online, via mail, through interlibrary loans, or in a local library.

 

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
To cite this abstract, use the following link:
http://www.ncjrs.gov/App/publications/abstract.aspx?ID=121014

*A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's website is provided. Tell us how you use the NCJRS Library and Abstracts Database - send us your feedback.