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NCJ Number: 78230 Find in a Library
Title: You're Just Asking for It
Corporate Author: Take One, Inc
United States of America
Date Published: Unknown
Sponsoring Agency: Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
Take One, Inc
Miami, FL 33145
Sale Source: Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This film discusses crime prevention measures that retail businesses can take to prevent armed robberies or shoplifting.
Abstract: Crimes are depicted occurring at various retail businesses, including a gas station, a grocery store, and a bank. After each successful crime, suggestions are given regarding how the owners could have better protected their lives and property. The film suggests that business persons always cooperate with the armed robber and never endanger someone else's life. They should telephone police about suspicious persons near the store, allow employees time off to cooperate with the police, never have one employee working alone. Finally, business persons should avoid going to the bank alone, and avoid routine patterns. It also suggests that stores keep safes locked at all times, use low displays and posters so as not to obstruct the view around the store, properly place surveillance cameras, and display signs indicating that cameras are in place. A final sequence shows a business that is well protected.
Index Term(s): Business security; Crime prevention measures; Crime specific countermeasures; Films; Police business cooperation
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