Can We Ever Know Which Objects Thieves Most Desire? Lessons From Studying Shoplifted Fast-Moving Consumer Goods
Theft, Criminal methods
Criminology and Criminal Justice
Professor Smith and Professor Clarke undertook an empirical study in order to explore improving on their earlier work with the CRAVE (Concealable, Removable, Available, Valuable, Enjoyable and Disposable) model for understanding the choice of items in theft. They report on their methods, the results and the issues they encountered.
Smith, Brian T. and Clarke, Ronald V., "Can We Ever Know Which Objects Thieves Most Desire? Lessons From Studying Shoplifted Fast-Moving Consumer Goods" (2018). Criminal Justice Faculty Publications. 54.
Smith, B.T. & Clarke, R.V. (2018). Can we ever know which objects thieves most desire? Lessons from studying shoplifted fast-moving consumer goods. In Ceccato, V., & Armitage, R. Retail Crime: International Evidence and Prevention. Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan. ISBN: 978-3-319-73065-3