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Retail Crime, International Evidence and Prevention, edited by Vania Ceccato, Rachel Armitage

Retail Crime, International Evidence and Prevention, edited by Vania Ceccato, Rachel Armitage
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
Retail Crime
electronic resource
Nature of contents
Responsibility statement
edited by Vania Ceccato, Rachel Armitage
Series statement
Crime Prevention and Security Management
Sub title
International Evidence and Prevention
This edited collection provides an original and comprehensive take on retail crime and its prevention, by combining international data and multidisciplinary perspectives from criminologists, economists, geographers, police officers and other experts. Drawing on environmental criminology theory and situational crime prevention, it focusses on crime and safety in retail environments but also the interplay between individuals, products and settings such as stores, commercial streets and shopping malls, as well as the wider context of situational conditions of the supply chain in which crime occurs. Chapters offer state-of-the-art research on retail crime from a range of countries such as Australia, Brazil, Israel, Italy, Sweden, the UK and the USA. This methodological and well-researched study is devoted to both academics and practitioners from a variety of disciplines and backgrounds whose common interest is to prevent retail crime and overall retail loss. The chapters 'Crime in a Scandinavian Shopping Centre' and 'Perceived Safety in a Shopping Centre' are published open access under a CC BY 4.0 license at
Table Of Contents
Part 1 – An Introduction to Retail Crime -- Chapter 1. Retail crime; Vania Ceccato and Rachel Armitage -- Chapter 2. International Trends in Retail Crime and Prevention Practices; Joshua Bamfield -- Part 2 – Products, Settings and Offenders in Retail -- Chapter 3. Can We Ever Know Which Objects Thieves Most Desire?; Brian Smith, Ron Clarke -- Chapter 4. Who Steals from Shops, and Why?; James Hunter, Laura Garius, Paul Hamilton and Azrini Wahidin -- Chapter 5. COPS and Robbers; Emmeline Taylor -- Part 3 – Retail Environments, Crime and Perceived Safety -- Chapter 6. Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) and Retail Crime; Rachel Armitage, Chris Joyce and Leanne Monchuk -- Chapter 7. Shoplifting in Small Stores; Paul Cozens -- Chapter 8. Crime in a Scandinavian Shopping Centre; Vania Ceccato, Örjan Falk, Pouriya Parsanezhad and Väino Tarandi -- Chapter 9. Perceived Safety in a Shopping Centre; Vania Ceccato, Sanda Tcacencu -- Part 4 – Retail Crime and the Wider Context -- Chapter 10. Shopping Crime at Place; Aviv-Yafo, David Weisburd, Shai Amram and Maor Shay -- Chapter 11. Crime at the Intersection of Rail and Retail; Andrew Newton -- Chapter 12. Crime Against Trading; Marcelo Justus, Vania Ceccato, Gustavo Moreira and Tulio Kahn -- Chapter 13. Theft of Medicines from Hospitals as Organised Retail Crime; Ernesto Savona, Marco Dugato and Michele Riccardi -- Part 5 – Retail Crime Prevention -- Chapter 14. The Challenges to Preventing Losses in Retailing; Martin Gill -- Chapter 15. Towards a Theory of Tagging in Retail Environments; Aiden Sidebottom, Nick Tilley -- Part 6 – Research and Practice -- Chapter 16. Practical challenges and new research frontiers in retail crime and its prevention; Vania Ceccato and Rachel Armitage
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