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NCJ Number: 31739 Find in a Library
Title: SHOPLIFTING
Author(s): I STUART
Project Director: I STUART
Date Published: 1973
Sponsoring Agency: ACI Productions, Inc
New York, NY 10036
Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: ACI Productions, Inc
35 West 45th Street
New York, NY 10036
United States of America

Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Language: English
Country: Canada
Annotation: THIS FILM SHOWS THE EXTENT OF SHOPLIFTING, EXPLORES WHAT MOTIVATES PEOPLE TO SHOPLIFT, AND EXPLAINS THE POSSIBLE CONSEQUENCES TO THE THIEF AND TO SOCIETY.
Abstract: A SERIES OF INTERVIEWS (WITH A PSYCHIATRIST, POLICE INVESTIGATOR, STORE MANAGER, AND DEPARTMENT STORE SECURITY DIRECTOR) AND ENACTMENTS EMPHASIZE THREE MAIN POINTS - THAT MOST PEOPLE HAVE AT SOME TIME IN THEIR LIVES TAKEN SOMETHING THAT DID NOT BELONG TO THEM; THAT SHOPLIFTING IS AN INDICTABLE OFFENSE AND CAN LEAD TO A CRIMINAL RECORD WHICH COULD BE DETRIMENTAL TO A PERSON'S EDUCATIONAL OR PROFESSIONAL CAREERS; AND THAT THE COST OF SHOPLIFTING IS ULTIMATELY JUST PASSED ON TO THE CONSUMER IN THE FORM OF HIGHER PRICES - APPROXIMATELY 15 PER CENT HIGHER. OTHER TOPICS DISCUSSED INCLUDE THE EXCITEMENT MOTIVATION BEHIND MOST SHOPLIFTING, JUVENILE SHOPLIFTERS, AND THE NEED FOR STORE MANAGERS, AS WELL AS INDIVIDUAL SHOPPERS, TO REPORT BOTH JUVENILES AND ADULTS CAUGHT SHOPLIFTING TO THE POLICE OR OTHER AUTHORITY. SUITABLE FOR USE IN POLICE-COMMUNITY RELATIONS PROGRAM.
Index Term(s): Audiovisual aids; Films; Motivation; Public education; Shoplifting
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