Shopping and Crime (Google eBook)

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Palgrave Macmillan, Mar 13, 2012 - Social Science - 336 pages
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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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Contents

1 Shopping and Crime
1
2 Shopping and Offending
11
3 Shopper and Shoplifter
35
4 How Shoplifters Shop the Store
58
How Much Is Stolen?
90
6 Theft by Employees
118
7 The Politics of Retail Crime Prevention
150
8 Sanctions against Retail Crime
193
9 The Roles of Loss Prevention
212
10 Managing Loss Prevention
234
Conclusions
265
Appendix
271
References
273
Index
319
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About the author (2012)

JOSHUA BAMFIELD has studied retail consumer and crime trends in Europe and North America for 30 years and has acted as consultant to major retail corporations. He taught management, strategy and industrial economics at Oxford Brookes, UK,before becoming Head of Business at Northampton University. He is Director of the Centre for Retail Research, Nottingham, Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society and read PPE at Oxford and Industrial Economics at Nottingham.

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