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commerce assignment : shoplifting

  1. 1. SHOPLIFTING<br />Emily and Zoe <br />
  2. 2. WHAT IS shoplifting?<br />Shoplifting is the stealing of merchandises available at any stores open for business.<br />Slang style<br />Punishments<br />Slang for the term ‘shoplifting’:<br />‘five finger discounts’, ‘jacking’, ‘racking, ‘nicking’ and ‘boosting’. <br /><ul><li>As a Result of getting caught shoplifting; a fine, an official warning or summary charge may be issued by a police</li></li></ul><li>A Fine can be issued if…<br />Value of merchandises stolen is less then $600<br />If Offender is a first time offender committing a ‘one off’ offence<br />Offence did not happen at offender’s workplace<br />If required by the shop owner, offender has to do a repayment<br />
  3. 3. How ‘Big’ is shoplifting?<br /><ul><li>According to the Australian institute of criminology, shoplifting accounts for 70% of all incidents of crime committed, however 42% of all incidents were reported to the police</li></li></ul><li><ul><li>The 1999 small business crime survey has concluded more than one in five businesses had reported being the victim of shoplifting.
  4. 4. An estimation of $810 million, is the cost for Australian businesses annually
  5. 5. Mostly occurs in small businesses </li></li></ul><li>Area of Law<br />Less serious criminal law (informal offence)<br />Identified as state law <br />Mostly dealt by the police and lower courts<br />Depending on what you steal, the maximum penalty a person receives for theft is 5 years imprisonment. However small business is generally a fine<br />The young offenders act 1997 actively explores to direct young offenders away from court by steering them towards the less serious form of intervention.<br />
  6. 6. Reasons Why Teens shoplift<br />There can be many reasons why teens shoplift some may include:<br />Boredom <br />Peer pressure<br />The excitement from “getting away with it”<br />A sense of control<br />Attention from friends<br />
  7. 7. The Punishment received as a teen in NSW<br /><ul><li>Consequences of a teen caught shoplifting are a “one off” warning and their parents are to be called and notified as well as pick up their child
  8. 8. Multiple times of shoplifting offences may earn a criminal record makingit harder to earn a job and get into university </li></li></ul><li>Is shoplifting fines fair to young people?<br /><ul><li>Is fair as it give a chance to reconcile on the wrong doings they have done by giving them a warning
  9. 9. Continuation of shoplifting after the warning affects job application and university enrolments
  10. 10. Is fair since parents are also notified early and can prevent further unlawful acts</li></li></ul><li>Don’t Do It!<br />It Ain’t Worth The Try!<br />
  11. 11. Bibliography<br /><ul><li>http://www.legalaid.vic.gov.au/2035.htm
  12. 12. http://www.aic.gov.au/media/2003/february/20030213.aspx
  13. 13. http://aic.gov.au/publications/current%20series/crm/21-40/crm028.aspx
  14. 14. http://www.aussielegal.com.au/informationoutline~nocache~1~SubTopicDetailsID~820.htm
  15. 15. http://www.familyfirstaid.org/shoplifting-statistics.html
  16. 16. http://www.shopliftingprevention.org/whatnaspoffers/nrc/publiceducstats.htm
  17. 17. http://www.familyfirstaid.org/shoplifting-statistics.html
  18. 18. http://www.ncoss.org.au/bookshelf/conference/download/scales_of_justice/jenny_bargen.pdf</li>

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