Shoplifting Research Paper

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onsumers by increasing the price of products sold to make up for the products lost. Increased prices may now cause consumers to travel and go elsewhere to purchase comparable items at a cheaper rate. Honest shoppers now fall into the same mistrust category as shoplifters because they cannot be distinguished easily from one another by the retailer. If a store has to close down because they can’t make any money then that cuts jobs. One store may not seem like a big difference, but when stores are closing every day because they can't maintain a stable business because of shoplifters it changes a lot for families everywhere. It is estimated that the United States economy loses ten billion dollars due to shoplifting a year. That is around twenty-five…show more content…
It is expensive to run security precautions in any store, which is why so many small stores have none. When a store becomes big enough to afford good security equipment such as cameras and a security/ surveillance team then it is worth it. Security usually pays itself off from the money they get from shoplifters. The basic security system is the detectors found at the entrance of stores. The problem with the detectors is that you have to place a clip of some sort on all merchandise if you want it to be detected when going through a detector. The plus to this system is that in dramatically reduces the rate of shoplifting in the store and is relatively cheap. Heightened security measures can serve as a restraint to ideal customers who may feel a level of guilt by association. Shoplifting also has indirect influence on employee morale and the work culture. Employees may feel a sense of paranoia if they constantly hear the store has a shoplifting issue. The negative measures taken to restrain shoplifting can delay employee instincts toward a positive and welcoming attitude with customers. Employees also may become overly suspicious of customers and get too eager in their efforts to protect the store's

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