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Bibliography of Theft Related Journals and Professional Publications


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Chen, P. S.; S. J. Chen, Y. K Yang, T.L. Yeh, C.C. Chen, H.Y. Lo. "Asperger's disorder: A case report of repeated stealing and the collecting behaviours of an adolescent patient." Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica. (Jan 2003) 107(1), 73-76.

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Carter, Ned. " Increased theft as a side effect of sales promotion activities: An exploratory study." Journal of Business and Psychology. (Fal 1995) 10(1): 57-64.

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Kolman, Anita Sue, and Claudia Wasserman. 1991. "Theft Groups for Women: A Cry for Help." Federal Probation 55(1): 48-54.

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Coid, J. "Relief of Diazepam - Withdrawal Syndrome By shoplifting." British Journal of Psychiatry (1984). 145: 552-554.

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Gauthier, J., and D. Pellerin. "Management Of Compulsive Shoplifting Through Covert Sensitization." Journal of Behavioral. Ther. Exp. Psychiatry (1982). 13: 73-75.

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Gudjonsson, G. H. "The Significance Of Depression In The Mechanism Of Compulsive Shoplifting." Med. Sci. Law. (1987). 27: 171-176.

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Hustak, Alan. "Probing a shoplifter's psyche." Alberta Reports 9 ( April 19, 1982 ): 36.

Juvenile Justice Digest . 1987. "Modern-day Fagin Leading Child Shoplifters, Police Say." 15(9): 9.

Kallis, M. Jeffery, and Dinoo J. Vanier. 1985. "Consumer Shoplifting: Orientations and Deterrents." Journal of Criminal Justice 13: 459-473.

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Klentz, Bonnel, and Arthur L. Beaman. 1981. "The Effects of Type of Information and Method of Dissemination on the Reporting of a Shoplifter." Journal of Applied Social Psychology 11(1): 64-82.

Klokis, Holly. 1985. "Confessions of an Ex-Shoplifter." Chain Store Age Executive (February): 15-18.

Landers, Susan. 1986. "Youthful Thefts Called No Pranks, No 'Phase,'" A.P.A. Monitor , November 1986, p. 17.

McConaghy, N., and A. Blaszczynski. "Imaginal Desensitization: A Cost-Effective Treatment In Two Shoplifters And A Binge-Eater Resistant To Previous Therapy." Australian/New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry (1988). 22: 78-82.

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Mendez, M. F. "Pathological Stealing In Dementia." Journal of the American Geriatric Society (1988). 36-825-826.

Moak, G., B. Zimmer, and E. M. Stein. "Clinical Perspectives On Elderly First-Offender Shoplifters." Hospital and Community Psychiatry (1988). 39: 648-651.

Moore, R. "Shoplifting In Middle America : Patterns And Motivational Correlates." International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology (1984). 28: 53-64.

Moore, Richard H. 1983. "College Shoplifters: Rebuttal of Beck and McIntyre." Psychological Reports 53: 1111-1116.

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O'Brien, Patricia. "The kleptomania diagnosis: bourgeois women and theft in late nineteenth-century France ." Journal of Social History 17 (Fall, 1983): 65-77.

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Ray, JoAnn. 1987. "Every Twelfth Shopper: Who Shoplifts and Why?" Social Casework 68 (April): 234-239.

Ray, JoAnn, and Katherine H. Briar. 1988. "Economic Motivators for Shoplifting." Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare 15(4): 177-189.

"Retailers fight against crime." Chain Store Age, General Merchandise Ed. 59 (November, 1983): 40.

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Sacco, Vincent F. "Shoplifting Prevention: The Role of Communication-Based Intervention Strategies." Canadian Journal of Criminology 27 (January, 1985): 15-29.

Schlueter, G. R., F. C. O'Neal, J. Hickey, et al. "Rational vs. Nonrational Shoplifting Types: The Implications For Loss Prevention Strategies." International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology (1989). 33: 227-239.

Sherman, Lawrence W., and Patrick R. Gartin. 1986. "Differential Recidivism: A Field Experiment on the Specific Sanction Effects of Arrest for Shoplifting." Crime Control Institute Report. Washington , DC : Crime Control Institute.

"Shoplifting." Life 11 (August, 1988): 32-34ff.

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"Shoplifting losses equal 6.6% of retail sales." American Druggist 185 (January, 1982): 82.

"Shoplifting: persistent retail blight." Volume Retail Merchandising 34 (July, 1982): 1.

"Shoplifting: stealing the Christmas spirit." Security Management 25 (November, 1981): 71-72.

"Shortage." Stores 65 (June, 1983): 58, 60-61.

Sibirski, Marily. "Curtail internal theft, shoplifting by taking these steps." Merchandising 9 (December, 1984): 52-53.

Solomon, Gary S. and Joseph B. Ray. "Irrational beliefs of shoplifters." Journal of Clinical Psychology 40 (July, 1984): 1075-1077.

Stinson, Delany J. "Attention retailers: civil law provides a tonic." Security Management 32 (September, 1988): 129-132.

Taylor, L. B., Jr. "Shoplifting: when 'honest' women steal." Ladies Home Journal 99 (January, 1982): 88-89ff.

Turnbull, J. M. "Sexual Relationships Of Patients With Kleptomania." Southern Medical Journal (1987). 80: 995-997.

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Volberg, R. A., and H. J. Steadman. "Refining Estimates Of Pathological Gambling." American Journal of Psychiatry (1988). 145: 502-505.

Williams, Richard, and J. Thomas Dalby. 1986. "Benzodiazepines and Shoplifting." International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology 30(1): 35-39.

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Arbodela-Florez, J., H. Durie, and J. Costello. "Shoplifting-An Ordinary Crime?" International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology (1977). 21(3):201-208.

Baum, A., and E. M. Goldner. "The Relationship Between Stealing And Eating Disorders: A Review." Harvard Review of Psychiatry (1995). 3: 210-221.

Beck, Esther Ann and Sherwood C. McIntyre. "MMPI patterns of shoplifters within a college population." Psychological Reports 41 (December, 1977): 1035-1040.

Blankenburg, Edward. "The selectivity of legal sanctions: an empirical investigation of shoplifting." Law and Society Review 11 (Fall, 1976): 109-130

Brady, J. F., and J. G. Mitchell. 1971. "Shoplifting in Melbourne ." Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology 4(3): 154-162.

Business Week . 1979. "How Shoplifting Is Draining the Economy." October 15: 122-123.

Castelnuovo-Tedesco, P. "Stealing, Revenge And The Monte Cristo Complex." International Journal of Psychoanalysis (1974). 55: 169-177.

Chiswick, D. "Shoplifting, Depression and An Unusual Intracranial Lesion (A Case Report)." Medical Science Law (1976). 16: 266-268.

Cohen, Lawrence E. and Rodney Stark. "Discriminatory Labeling and the Five-Finger Discount: An Empirical Analysis of Differential Shoplifting Dispositions." Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency 11 (January, 1974): 25-39.

Davis, H. "Psychiatric Aspects Of Shoplifting." South African Medical Journal (1979). 55: 885-887.

Dertke, Max D., Louis A. Penner and Kathleen Ulrich. "Observer's reporting of shoplifting as a function of a thief's race and sex." The Journal of Social Psychology 94 (December, 1974): 213-221.

el-Dirghami, Amin. "Shoplifting among students." Journal of Retailing 50, no. 3 (Fall, 1974): 33-42.

Faria, Anthony J. 1977. "Minimizing Shoplifting Losses: Some Practical Guidelines." Journal of Small Business Management 15 (October): 34-43.

French, Warren A., Melvin A. Crask and Fred H. Mader. "Retailer's assessment of the shoplifting problem." Journal of Retailing 60, no. 4 (Winter, 1975): 108-115.

Gelfand, Donna M., Donald P. Hartman, Patrice Walder, and Brent Page. 1973. "Who Reports Shoplifters? A Field-Experimental Study." Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 25(2): 276-285.

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Giusto, John. "3M's Tattle-tape squeals on bookstore shoplifters." Publishers Weekly 215 ( January 1, 1979 ): 34-36.

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Guffey, Hugh J., Jr., James R. Harris, and J. Ford Laumer. 1979. "Shoppers' Attitudes toward Shoplifting and Shoplifting Preventive Devices." Journal of Retailing 55(3): 75-89.

Guidry, L. S. "Use of A Covert Punishing Contingency In Compulsive Stealing." Journal of Behavior Therapy and Exp. Psychiatry (1975). 6:169.

"The high cost of shoplifting." Nation's Business 66 (November, 1978): 44.

Hindelang, Michael J. "Decisions of shoplifting victims to invoke the criminal justice process." Social Problems 21 (April, 1974): 580-593.

"How to keep shoplifting down this Christmas." American Druggist 172 (December, 1975): 51.

James, I. P. "A Case Of Shoplifting In The Eighteenth Century." Med. Sci. Law (1977). 17: 200-202.

Keutzer, C. S. "Kleptomania: A Direct Approach To Treatment." British Journal of Med. Psychol. (1972). 45: 159-163.

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Kligerman, C. "A Discussion Of The Paper By Pietro Castelnuovo-Tedesco On Stealing, Revenge And The Monte Cristo Complex." Int. Journal of Psychoanalysis (1974). 55: 179-181

Kraut, Robert E. "Deterrent and definitional influences on shoplifting." Social Problems 23 (February, 1976): 358-368.

"Lie detectors to private eyes: antishoplifting battle heats up." U.S. News & World Report 83 ( November 28, 1977 ): 61.

Lundman, Richard J. "Shoplifting and police referral: a reexamination." The Journal of Criminal Law & Criminology 69 (Fall, 1978): 395-401.

May, David. 1978. "Juvenile Shoplifters and the Organization of Store Security: A Case Study in the Social Construction of Delinquency." International Journal of Criminology and Penology 6: 137-160.

McNees, M. Patrick. "Shoplifting prevention: providing information through signs." Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis . 9, no. 4 (Winter, 1976): 399-405.

Menkus, Belden. "Combating shoplifting-experience in a religious articles store." The CPA Journal 49 (October, 1979): 87-88.

Messenger, Carol. "Losses hit $5 billion annually." Stores 57 (October, 1975): 25-27.

Meyers, T. J. "A Contribution To The Psychopathology Of Shoplifting." Journal of Forensic Science (1970). 15: 295-310.

"New trends in shoplifting." Progressive Grocer 52 (October, 1973): 180-182.

"Philadelphia 's way of stopping the shoplifter." Business Week , May 6, 1972 , pp. 57-59.

Prestwich, Leonard. "Consumer attitudes toward shoplifting." Journal of Consumer Affairs . 12, no. 2 (Winter, 1978): 292-299.

"Public shows double standard on shoplifting." Security Management 22 (July, 1978): 50.

Rakstis, Ted J. "Why our kids steal." Today's Health 48 (December, 1970): 20-23ff.

Rojek, Dean G. "Private justice systems and crime reporting." Criminology 17, no. 1 (May, 1979): 100-111.

Roseman, Ellen. "How to really lower prices: stop the thefts." Financial Post 66 ( December 23, 1972 ): 1-2

Russel, D. H. "Emotional Aspects Of Shoplifting." Psychiatric Annals (1973). 3: 77-86

Segal, M. "Shoplifting" (Letter). British Medical Journal (1976). 1:960.

"7 ways to deter pilferage in your drug store." American Druggist Merchandising 168 ( September 15, 1973 ): 74-76.

Shapson, Edward M. "The $4 billion retail ripoff." Public Relations Journal 29 (July, 1973): 12-15.

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"Shoplifting keeps pace with inflation." Security Management 22 (July, 1978): 27ff.

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