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The Psychology of Stealing: a manual for professional counselors, psychologists, therapists, social workers, practitioners, school counselors/psychologists, judges, probation and corrections officers. Authored by Steven Houseworth, MA, a practicing juvenile justice counselor for the past 25 years. He is a co-founder of "THEFT TALK" Counseling Service Inc., a Masters level Counseling Psychology graduate of Lewis & Clark College, an American Psychological Association affiliate member and college instructor. Mr. Houseworth has specialized in theft offender counseling for the past 21 years. The Psychology of Stealing is the product of many years of research and practice.
Shoplifting by Honest Adults. A book outlining what the author refers to as the atypical shoplifter. (Note a link to this page does not infer an endorsement of the position/frame of reference taken by the author)
Selected Theft / Shoplifting Related Links
All types of vehicles - both passenger automobiles and commercial equipment - are at risk for theft. LoJack has collected information from a variety of well-respected sources to help you learn about all types of vehicle theft. For those wishing to do more in depth research, we have provided links to key sites.
Employee Theft. Employees steal over a billion dollars a week from their employers! This newly released report offers a unique insight into the nature and magnitude of employee theft, how and why employees steal, warning signs, myths and facts about employee theft and proven strategies to detect and prevent theft.
Shoplifting Facts. When someone steals merchandise offered for sale in a retail store it is generically called shoplifting. To commit shoplifting one must intend to permanently deprive the merchant of the value of the merchandise.... http://www.crimedoctor.com/shoplifting.htmThe following link outlines the criteria for apprehension:http://www.crimedoctor.com/shoplifting2.htmThe following link discusses false arrest:
Shoplifting & Internal Theft Prevention. Shoplifters assume they won't be caught. Prove them wrong by following these tips: Put a Stop to Shoplifting; Common Shoplifting Methods ; What to Watch For ;Employees are Not Exempt ; Embezzlement & Pilferage ; Inventory Control ; Computer Fraud ; Bribery & Kickbacks
Employee Theft Anonymous (ETA) is an avenue for good faith employees to reveal incidents of theft, fraud, pilfering and other abuses committed by co-workers, supervisors and management. ETA provides a support system for the prevention and investigation of workplace crimes
Identity Theft Links
Federal Trade Commission Information on detering, detecting and defending identity theft
State-by-State Identity Theft Laws A good site giving reference to State-by-State Identity theft laws.
IdentityRestore Getting you back in control. This site is dedicated to assisting you repair the damage from identity theft. They want to provide you with the resources to regain control of your life. http://www.IdentityRestore.com
Identity Theft This site is maintained by the Federal Trade Commission. Please continue to visit this site often and share the information with your family, friends and colleagues. More information will be added to the site regularly, including government reports and Congressional testimony, law enforcement updates, and links to other sites with helpful information about identity theft. http://www.consumer.gov/idtheft/
Identity Theft Welcome to the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) - 1-888-400-5530 . ITRC is a nationwide nonprofit organization dedicated to developing and implementing a comprehensive program against identity theft-by supporting victims, broadening public awareness, disseminating information about this crime and decreasing the potential victim population.
Identity Theft Prevention and Survival. Identity-Theft is the fastest growing crime in America, affecting approximately 500,000 new victims each year!Get help with the Identity-Theft Survival Kit If you have been victimized by identity fraud, take steps right now to keep it from getting worse! If you are not a victim learn how to protect your identity, credit and good name
Privacy Rights Clearinghouse. Coping with Identity Theft: What to Do When An Imposter Strikes. Identity Theft: What to Do When it Happens to You -- A Guide for Victims. Identity Theft: How It Happens, Its Impact on Victims, and Legislative Solutions. Identity Theft Cases:
Identity theft has rapidly become serious business and a major public concern . The effects of identity theft can be devastating. One thing we know: The number one way to protect yourself from identity theft is to protect your social security number. Below are the best links we could find on identity theft.Guarding Against Credit Card FraudTips to help protect yourself from credit and charge card fraud Do:
Sign new credit cards as soon as they arrive at your home. Keep a photocopy of your credit cards - front and rear. This method preserves for you the card number, expiration dates, and the phone number and address of each company. When possible try to watch your card during the transaction, and get it back as quickly as possible. Write "Void" incorrect receipts. Destroy the actual black carbon between the merchant copy and your copy. Save receipts to compare with your billing statements. Reconcile credit card accounts monthly, just like you do with your checking account.
Promptly report, by phone and in writing, any questionable charges to the card issuer.
Notify credit card companies of any change in address.
Don't leave credit cards or receipts lying around.
Don't sign a blank receipt.
Don't give your credit card account number over the phone unless you're making the call to a company you know is reputable.
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The purpose of BankCardFinder.com is to help you narrow your search for credit cards down to the best deals that the Internet has to offer. Our website is dedicated to helping you find cards that match your credit history, your need for a credit card, and your particular financial circumstances. Whether you are a business owner, student or consumer with bad credit, you will find online credit card offers to meet your specific needs.
Shoplifting.org A web page dedicated to referring to the best services and resources for theft offenders.
theftclass.com A web page dedicated to referring to the best services and resources for theft offenders.
theftcenter.org Wow, a wonderful resource with a massive bibliography about stealing, theft, shoplifting, kleptomania. Books, magazines, news articles. Impressive
Divorce Online: Find information on filing a divorce and ways to hopefully save money.
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