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Title: Stolen Goods Markets
Author(s): Michael Sutton
Date Published: March 2010
Page Count: 72
Sponsoring Agency: NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS)
Washington, DC 20530
Grant Number: 2007-CK-WX-K008
Publication Number: ISBN 978-1-935676-09-6
Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America

Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS)
US Dept of Justice
Two Constitutional Square
145 N Street, N.E.
Washington, DC 20530
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Instructional Material
Format: Book (Softbound); Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This guide addresses the problem of stolen goods markets.
Abstract: The guide begins by describing the problem. It advises that stolen goods markets facilitate the demand that drives much property theft. Even though stolen goods dealers and consumers create the demand for stolen goods, police and crime-reduction efforts remain firmly focused on the thieves. A description of the problem is followed by a review of factors that contribute to stolen goods markets. Understanding a local market for stolen goods is then discussed. This involves asking the right questions about stolen goods markets, offenders, targets, and locations and times. Guidance for measuring the effectiveness of countermeasures focuses on outcome measures and process measures. The guide concludes with a description of responses to the problem of stolen goods markets. The topics discussed are general considerations for an effective response strategy, specific responses to reduce stolen goods markets, and responses with limited effectiveness. 83 references and appended summary of responses to stolen goods markets and a sample of stolen goods market offender interview
Main Term(s): Community policing
Index Term(s): Dealing in stolen goods; Problem-Oriented Policing; Property crime causes; Stolen Property
Note: Problem-Oriented Guides for Police, Problem-Specific Guides Series, No.57
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