Crimes Against Property

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The definition for property crimes, according to; property crimes are crimes related to theft or destruction of someone else’s property. The crimes can range for shoplifting as the lower level and armed robbery and arson as the higher level.
Illustrate the different ways that the taking requirement can be met in the crime of shoplifting, and how private security officers are trained to handle a shoplifting incident.
The crime of shoplifting, according to Gardner/ Anderson, (2012); is retail theft, is form of theft and larceny. Shoplifting has the same essential elements as theft and larceny: a taking and carrying away, of the property of another, without consent and with intent to steal and deprive the owner of possession of the property. In modern self-service stores, customers are invited to examine merchandise in display. According to Gardner/ Anderson, (2012); garment may be taken to dressing room and tried on. Stores do not consent to concealment of their merchandise by customers. The merchandise is offered for sale, and if customers are not going to purchase an object, they are obligated to return the merchandise to the display counter in good condition.
Private security officers and retail employees, according to Gardner/ Anderson, (2012); if crime was not seen, it has not happened. Customers are not to be treated like shoplifter until hard, first-hand information demonstrates that shoplifting occurred. It should be probable cause in the shoplifting cases. According to Gardner/ Anderson, 2012; the Supreme Court defined probable cause as fact and circumstances with in knowledge and of which they
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