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YOUR PART IN CRIME PREVENTION

NCJ Number
55320
Author(s)
ANON
Date Published
Unknown
Length
16 pages
Annotation
OWNERS OF BUSINESSES ARE TOLD HOW THEY CAN KEEP FROM BECOMING VICTIMS OF BURGLARY, SHOPLIFTING, ROBBERY, CREDIT CARD AND CHECK FRAUD, EMBEZZLEMENT AND EMPLOYEE THEFT AND WHAT TO DO IF THEY ARE VICTIMIZED.
Abstract
SPECIFIC TIPS TO DETER BURGLARS DEAL WITH USE OF PROPER LIGHTING INSIDE AND OUTSIDE, ALARM SYSTEMS, DOOR LOCKS, WINDOW PROTECTION, AND LOCKUP PROCEDURES. WOULD-BE ROBBERS CAN BE DETERRED BY PLACING CASH REGISTERS IN FULL VIEW OF THE PUBLIC AND TAKING PRECAUTIONS WHEN BANKING MONEY. CAREFUL ATTENTION SHOULD BE GIVEN TO A ROBBER'S PHYSICAL APPEARANCE TO HELP IN IDENTIFICATION LATER. SHOPLIFTING CAN BE MINIMIZED BY EXERCISING CAUTION IN DISPLAYING MERCHANDISE AND ALERTING STORE PERSONNEL TO BE WATCHFUL. TYPICAL BEHAVIOR OF SHOPLIFTERS IS DESCRIBED AS A FURTHER AID TO PREVENTION. CHECK OFFENSES AND CREDIT CARD FRAUD CAN BE KEPT DOWN BY CAREFUL SCREENING OF IDENTIFICATION AND SIGNATURES. PROPER SCREENING OF EMPLOYEES AND USE OF GOOD SUPERVISORY BUSINESS PROCEDURES CAN CURTAIL EMBEZZLEMENT. EMPLOYEE THEFT CAN BE MINIMIZED BY CONTROLLING ACCESS TO MERCHANDISE, INSTITUTING CAREFUL AUDIT CONTROLS, AND CHECKING INVENTORY FREQUENTLY. GRAPHICS ACCOMPANY THE TEXT OF THIS PAMPHLET. (WRS)