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Author Bamfield, Joshua
Title Shopping and crime [electronic resource] / by Joshua Bamfield
Imprint Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012
book jacket
Descript 1 online resource
Series Crime prevention and security management
Note Includes bibliographical references
Introduction -- Shopping and Offending -- Shopper and Shoplifter -- How Shoplifters Shop the Store -- The Crime of Theft: How Much is Stolen? -- Theft by Employees -- The Politics of Retail Crime Prevention -- Sanctions Against Retail Crime -- The Roles of Loss Prevention -- Managing Loss Prevention -- Conclusions
Shopping and Crimedraws on criminology, behavioural economics and marketing to help understand retail crime as a cultural phenomenon. Shopping is now the largest consumer leisure activity, and this has led to an exponential rise in the levels of retail crime. In this topical volume Professor Bamfield analyses important new datasets on employee theft and shoplifting to show the nature of the problem, its origins and possible solutions. Crime prevention is explored as a management issue, using criminomics, a new concept based on commercial realities rather than maximizing arrests. This emphasises communications and persuasion within organisations, supported by a web of collaborative projects between retailers, police and other crime agencies
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Link Print version: Bamfield, Joshua. Shopping and crime. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012 9780230521605 (DLC) 2012000911 (OCoLC)766301412
Subject SOCIAL SCIENCE / Criminology. bisacsh
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Services. bisacsh
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General. bisacsh
Shoplifting -- Great Britain
Theft -- Great Britain
TRUE CRIME / General bisacsh
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