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NCJ Number: 31538 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: FIRST OFFENSE SHOPLIFTING PROGRAM FOR THE JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI METROPOLITAN AREA
Author(s): R CASE; B MATTHEWS; L FORTENBENNY
Corporate Author: Jackson Police Dept
United States of America
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 13
Sponsoring Agency: Jackson Police Dept
Jackson, MS 39205
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A PROJECT DESCRIPTION AND PRELIMINARY RESULTS OF THIS PROGRAM WHICH DIVERTS FIRST-TIME SHOPLIFTING OFFENDERS FROM THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM BY PROVIDING SPECIAL SHOPLIFTING CLINICS FOR OFFENDERS AND THEIR PARENTS.
Abstract: THE GOALS OF THIS PROGRAM ARE TO PROVIDE A MORE EFFICIENT AND ECONOMICAL MEANS OF HANDLING SHOPLIFTING CASES AND TO PROVIDE AN ALTERNATIVE TO PROCESSING THROUGH THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM. JUVENILES CAUGHT SHOPLIFTING ARE BROUGHT TO A SPECIAL POLICE OUTPOST, WHERE THEY ARE PROCESSED AND REFERRED TO THE SHOPLIFTING CLINIC. AT THE CLINIC, JUVENILES DISCUSS THE FACTORS WHICH CONSTITUTE SHOPLIFTING, RECEIVE A TRAINING SESSION IN SELF-CONTROL, AND VIEW A FILM ON SHOPLIFTING. PARENTS PARTICIPATE IN DISCUSSIONS ON WHAT CONSTITUTE SHOPLIFTING AND THE PSYCHOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF SHOPLIFTING. AFTER ONE YEAR OF OPERATION, 346 YOUTHS AND THEIR PARENTS HAD BEEN THROUGH THE PROGRAM. AT THE END OF THAT YEAR, 5.2 PERCENT HAD COMMITTED ANOTHER OFFENSE. SAVINGS IN TERMS OF INTAKE WORKER MANHOURS AND JUVENILE COURT COUNSELING HOURS ARE DESCRIBED. PLANS FOR PROGRAM CHANGES AND FUTURE RESEARCH ON THE PROGRAM ARE OUTLINED, AND A SAMPLE SELF-CONTROL TRAINING MANUAL IS PROVIDED.
Index Term(s): Diversion programs; First time offenders; Juvenile court diversion; Mississippi; Police diversion; Shoplifting
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