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Theft of customers’ personal property from cafes and bars

Gamman, Lorraine and Bowers, Kate J. and Johnson, Shane D. and Warne, Anna and Mamerow, Loreen (2010) Theft of customers’ personal property from cafes and bars. Problem-Oriented Guides for Police, Problem-Specific Guides Series ( 60). U.S. Department of Justice, Centre for Problem Oriented Policing, Washington D.C. ISBN 9781935676157 [Creative Arts and Design > Design studies]
 
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Creators:Gamman, Lorraine and Bowers, Kate J. and Johnson, Shane D. and Warne, Anna and Mamerow, Loreen
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We begin this guide by describing the problem of theft of customers' personal property from cafés and bars and reviewing associated risk factors. We then identify a series of questions to help you analyze your local problem, and, finally, review responses to this type of problem. At present, evaluative research-whether carried out independently or by the police-is scarce; consequently it is not possible to draw any firm conclusions as to which responses to theft of customers' personal property from cafés and bars are the most effective. Nevertheless, we review several responses to this problem and make tentative statements as to their effectiveness.

Theft of customers' personal property from cafés and bars is one aspect of the larger set of theft- and property-related problems. This guide, however, is limited to addressing the particular harms created by the unlawful removal of customers' personal property from cafés and bars. Table 1 shows some of the different types of theft that might occur in a café or bar environment and the extent to which the offender is visible to the victim at the time of the offense. Unless otherwise stated, the phrase 'theft of customers' personal property' will be used interchangeably with 'theft in cafés and bars.

Official Website:http://www.cops.usdoj.gov
Type of Research:Book
Publisher/Broadcaster/Company:U.S. Department of Justice, Centre for Problem Oriented Policing
Your affiliations with UAL:Colleges > Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design
Research Centres/Networks > Design Against Crime at the Innovation Centre (DAC)
Date:April 2010
Related Websites:http://www.designagainstcrime.com, http://www.popcenter.org/problems/cafe_bar_theft/
Projects or Series:Research Outputs Review (April 2010 - April 2011)
ID Code:3072
Deposited By:Chloe Griffith
Deposited On:28 Feb 2012 16:42
Last Modified:28 Feb 2012 16:42
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