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Shopping and Crime Book

Written on March 18, 2012

Shopping and Crime by Prof Joshua Bamfield, went on sale recently. The book draws on behavioural economics, criminology and marketing to help understand the cultural phenomenon of retail crime.

As the largest consumer leisure activity; shopping has seen exponential rises retail crime. In this interesting title form the series Crime Prevention and Security Management Professor Bamfield analyses important new datasets on employee theft and shoplifting to show the nature of the problem, its origins and possible solutions. Crime prevention is explored as a management issue, using criminomics, a new concept based on commercial realities rather than maximizing arrests. This emphasises communications and persuasion within organisations, supported by a web of collaborative projects between retailers, police and other crime agencies.

Prof Joshua Bamfield

Prof Joshua Bamfield

About the author
Professor Joshua Bamfield has studied retail consumer and crime trends in Europe and North America for 30 years and has acted as consultant to major retail corporations. He taught management, strategy and industrial economics at Oxford Brookes, UK,before becoming Head of Business at Northampton University. He is Director of the Centre for Retail Research, Nottingham, Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society and read PPE at Oxford and Industrial Economics at Nottingham.