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criminalogy final notes - Chapter 11 Contemporary Thieves...

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Chapter 11 Contemporary Thieves Occasional criminals: Offenders who do not define themselves by a criminal role or view themselves as committed career criminals. Situational inducement: Short term influence on a person’s behavior, such as financial problems or peer pressure, which increases risk taking. Professional criminals: Offenders who make a significant portion of their income from crime. Merchant privilege laws: Legislation that protects retailers and their employees from lawsuits if they arrest and detain a suspected shoplifter on reasonable grounds. Target removal strategy: Displaying dummy or disabled goods as a means of preventing shoplifting. Target hardening strategy: Locking goods into place or using electronic tags and sensing devices as means of preventing shoplifting. False pretenses (fraud): Misrepresenting a fact in a way that causes a deceived victim to give money or property to the offender. Confidence game: A swindle set up to separate victims from their money, many involving a get-rich-quick scheme, often with illegal overtones so that he victim will be afraid or embarrassed to call the police. Fence:
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This note was uploaded on 02/25/2012 for the course CJ 3323 taught by Professor Mijares during the Fall '10 term at Texas State.

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