Summary : ' Shoplifting Among Students ' Journal Of Retailing 50.3 ( 1974 )
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In this article, El-Dirghami discusses the statistics of who is more likely to shoplift as well as the motives behind shoplifting. It was concluded that race, gender, and class were all factors into the percentage of who shoplifts, as well as mainly a younger crowd, such as high school and college students.
El-Dirghami included surveys amongst students to get a better understanding of the types of shoplifters and the reasoning behind it. It was very helpful because it helps give insight as to why a person might shoplift and maybe how retailers can reduce the crime.
Glasscock, S. G., Rapoff, M. A., & Christophersen, E. R.. (1988). Behavioral Methods to Reduce Shoplifting. Journal of Business and Psychology, 2(3), 272–278. Retrieved from http://www.jstor.org/stable/25092144
This article discusses shoplifting and the major negative effects that it has on retail stores across the world. According to Glasscock and Rapoff, case studies have been conducted on shoplifting but have not led to any convincing conclusions on the different methods that can be used.
According to the authors, the more “global response prevention methods” could be used if a ratio of shoppers to opportunities to shoplift could be calculated. The two most common types of shoplifting treatments either directly address the shoplifter or use preventative strategies. The article…