Decisions of Shoplifting Victims to Invoke the Criminal Justice Process

@inproceedings{Hindelang1974DecisionsOS,
  title={Decisions of Shoplifting Victims to Invoke the Criminal Justice Process},
  author={Michael James Hindelang},
  year={1974}
}
Relatively little research has addressed issues related to factors affecting the decisions of victims of crimes to report offenses to the police. Since these decisions have important consequences for offenders, and since official police and court statistics are often relied upon to make inferences about characteristics of offenders and offenses, it is crucial to examine the effects of selective mechanisms such as victim behavior. To this end records of shoplifters apprehended by drug and… CONTINUE READING