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Williams, H., Et. Al. - Stop Should You Arrest That Person?

Williams, H., Et. Al. - Stop Should You Arrest That Person?

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The Police Foundation conducted a study based on data collected from forty large stores and examined the power of arrest to deter shoplifting based on 1,593 shoplifting cases over an eighth-month period. Each case was examined the behavior of those who are caught by security personnel and arrested and those caught without arrest. Overall, shoplifters who were arrested were neither more nor less likely to commit shoplifting offenses during the following six months than those who were not arrested; however, arrest did have a significant deterrent effect on juveniles. The study helped security personnel develop more effective store policies for dealing with shoplifters.
The Police Foundation conducted a study based on data collected from forty large stores and examined the power of arrest to deter shoplifting based on 1,593 shoplifting cases over an eighth-month period. Each case was examined the behavior of those who are caught by security personnel and arrested and those caught without arrest. Overall, shoplifters who were arrested were neither more nor less likely to commit shoplifting offenses during the following six months than those who were not arrested; however, arrest did have a significant deterrent effect on juveniles. The study helped security personnel develop more effective store policies for dealing with shoplifters.

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