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NCJ Number: 49889 Find in a Library
Title: SHOPLIFTING - IT'S A CRIME
Corporate Author: Filmfair Communications
United States of America
Editor(s): T CHIAPPE
Project Director: R POLLACK
Date Published: 1975
Sponsoring Agency: Filmfair Communications
North Hollywood, CA 91601
Sale Source: Filmfair Communications
10621 Magnolia Boulevard
North Hollywood, CA 91601
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS FILM, DIRECTED TOWARD TEENAGERS, PRESENTS DRAMATIZATIONS OF SHOPLIFTING SCENES AND EXPLAINS THE CONSEQUENCES OF THIS CRIME.
Abstract: YOUNG BOYS STEAL ICE CREAM BARS AT A GROCERY STORE AND ARE APPREHENDED. A 16-YEAR-OLD MIDDLE-CLASS GIRL IS CAUGHT TAKING COSMETICS AND ARTICLES OF CLOTHING FROM A DEPARTMENT STORE. SUCH PRACTICES COST HONEST SHOPPERS ABOUT $4 BILLION PER YEAR. METHODS OF APPREHENSION ARE EXPLAINED, INCLUDING THE USE OF ONE-WAY MIRRORS AND PLAINCLOTHES STORE DETECTIVES. THE EMBARRASSMENT AND CONSEQUENCES OF BEING CAUGHT SHOPLIFTING ARE EMPHASIZED: ARREST, JAIL, PROBATION, AND A CRIMINAL RECORD CAN SERIOUSLY AFFECT AN INDIVIDUAL'S FUTURE. IT IS HOPED THAT THESE DEPICTIONS WILL HELP DETER ADOLESCENTS FROM SHOPLIFTING.
Index Term(s): Audiovisual aids; Crimes against businesses; Films; Juveniles; Shoplifting
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