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Chapter Outline - CHAPTER OUTLINE Occasional Property...

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C HAPTER O UTLINE Occasional Property Criminals Conventional Property Criminals Arson Criminal Careers of Occasional and Conventional Property Criminals Professional Criminals O CCASIONAL P ROPERTY C RIMINALS Occasional Property Criminals - steal or damage property on an infrequent basis Lack official criminal history Lack specialized knowledge of criminal techniques Act sporadically Shoplifting, vandalism, check forgery, car theft Shoplifting o Cameron study: boosters and snitches o Boosters- professional shoplifters; expensive items given to fence-dealer in stolen goods o Snitches- amateurs; mostly female; no record; small cheap items o “shadow” professionals- steal to make money w/ their incomes o increases during Christmas; arrest rates in march (SB season) o 11 bill in losses employee theft, 9 bill in shoplifters o tends to increase during recessions o juveniles and young adults not more likely; middle aged most common o inventory shrinkage due to employee theft—60%
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This note was uploaded on 03/06/2011 for the course CCJS 105 taught by Professor Mcgoin during the Spring '08 term at Maryland.

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