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NCJ Number: 48496 Find in a Library
Title: TROUBLE WITH TOMMY
Author(s): K PATTERSON
Corporate Author: Creative Enterprises
United States of America

Idaho Retailers Assoc
United States of America
Date Published: 1977
Sponsoring Agency: Creative Enterprises
Boise, ID 83705
Idaho Law Enforcement Planning Cmssn
Boise, ID 83707
Idaho Retailers Assoc
Boise, ID 83702
Sale Source: Creative Enterprises
4820 Roberts Road
Boise, ID 83705
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE STORY OF A YOUNG BOY, TOMMY, WHO GETS CAUGHT SHOPLIFTING IS PRESENTED IN THIS FILM DESIGNED FOR SHOWING TO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CHILDREN.
Abstract: TOMMY AND HIS FRIEND, WHO RELATES THE STORY, WERE FOURTH GRADERS. AFTER SCHOOL THEY WOULD WALK TO A SHOPPING CENTER, WHERE THEY WOULD GO INTO THE STORES AND BROWSE. ONE DAY AFTER THEY HAD LEFT A STORE, TOMMY PULLED TWO CANDY BARS OUT OF HIS POCKETS. THE BOYS SAT DOWN AND ATE THE CANDY BARS WITHOUT REALLY THINKING OF THEM AS STOLEN. THE NEXT TIME THEY WENT INTO THE STORE, TOMMY'S FRIEND ACTED AS A LOOKOUT SO THEY WOULD NOT GET CAUGHT. SOON AFTERWARD THEY BEGAN TAKING BIGGER THINGS, SUCH AS TOYS AND GAMES. FINALLY, ONE DAY THEY WERE CAUGHT BY A STORE DETECTIVE. THE DETECTIVE GRABBED TOMMY'S FRIEND BUT TOMMY RAN OUT OF THE STORE AND WAS HIT BY A CAR. THE TWO BOYS WERE TAKEN BEFORE THE JUVENILE COURT AND THE FATHER OF TOMMY'S FRIEND HAD TO PAY A FINE. THEREAFTER, THE TWO BOYS WERE NOT ALLOWED TO PLAY WITH EACH OTHER; THEY CAME TO REALIZE THAT SHOPLIFTING WAS NOT WORTH IT. (BAC)
Index Term(s): Audiovisual aids; Juvenile awareness programs; Juvenile theft offenses; Shoplifting
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