Shoplifting Behavior: A Research

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Your research provides important implications regarding the apprehension of suspected thieves. The action of detaining customers until police arrive exposes companies to potential lawsuits if probable cause does not exist or ceases to exist. Therefore, one must ask, are the benefits of detaining suspected thieves worth the risk of litigation? Tonglet’s (2002) research provides answers to this question through a survey of shoplifting behavior. Indeed, the research finds that perceptions of low risks of apprehension increases shoplifting behavior. For example, only 15 percent of respondents, who were recent shoplifters, believed there was a significant chance of getting caught shoplifting. The research shows that the economic benefits for shoplifting
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