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Understanding and controlling retail theft



Even though shoplifting is widespread in retail establishments, accurate data on its extent is not available, and there has been little systematic research into the issue in Australia. The authors consider the extent of shop thieving and related costs, the limitations of crime statistics, and why the offence may not be reported. They examine items stolen, ways of shop stealing, typical shop thieves, their motivation and how shop theft can be controlled.

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Nelson D & Perrone S 2000. Understanding and controlling retail theft. Trends & issues in crime and criminal justice no. 152. Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology. https://aic.gov.au/publications/tandi/tandi152