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NCJ Number: 30929 Find in a Library
Title: IS STEALING NORMAL - THE OFFENSE OF LARCENY BY MINORS ACCORDING TO THE RESULTS OF THE LATEST UNREPORTED CRIME RESEARCH - WEST GERMANY
Journal: KRIMINALISTIK  Volume:29  Issue:6  Dated:(JUNE, 1975)  Pages:252-254
Author(s): W WEHNER-DAVIN
Corporate Author: Kriminalistik Verlag Gmbh
Germany (Unified)
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 3
Sponsoring Agency: Kriminalistik Verlag Gmbh
6900 Heidelburg 1, Germany
Type: Statistics
Format: Article
Language: German
Country: West Germany (Former)
Annotation: SINCE COMPUTATIONS BASED ON THE LATEST UNREPORTED CRIME RESEARCH INDICATE THAT ONLY ONE SHOPLIFTER OUT OF 39 IN WEST GERMANY GETS CAUGHT, IT SEEMS UNFAIR AND UNJUSTIFIED TO PUNISH THOSE FEW WHILE SO MANY OTHERS GO FREE.
Abstract: THE COMPUTATIONS ALSO INDICATED THAT, TAKING BOTH REPORTED AND UNREPORTED CRIME INTO ACCOUNT, ALMOST FOUR MILLION WEST GERMAN JUVENILES WERE GUILTY OF THEFT, INCLUDING SHOPLIFTING, IN 1973. IF THIS IS SO, SUGGESTS THE AUTHOR, ARE WE NOT JUSTIFIED IN ASKING OURSELVES WHETHER STEALING IS NORMAL BEHAVIOR AMONG WEST GERMANY JUVENILES SINCE SO MANY OF THEM COMMIT THIS OFFENSE. THE UNREPORTED CRIME RESEARCH TOOK INTO ACCOUNT THE PROBABILITY THAT THE GREATER THE PROPERTY LOSS THE MORE LIKELY IT IS THAT THE OFFENSE WILL BE REPORTED TO THE POLICE, AND VICE VERSA. --IN GERMAN
Index Term(s): Crime Statistics; Germany; Juveniles; Larceny/Theft; Shoplifting; Statistical analysis; Statistics; Unreported crimes
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