Retail Crime

International Evidence and Prevention

  • Vania Ceccato
  • Rachel Armitage

Part of the Crime Prevention and Security Management book series (CPSM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxii
  2. An Introduction to Retail Crime

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Vania Ceccato, Rachel Armitage
      Pages 3-31
  3. Products, Settings and Offenders in Retail

  4. Retail Environments, Crime and Perceived Safety

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 121-121
    2. Vania Ceccato, Örjan Falk, Pouriya Parsanezhad, Väino Tarandi
      Pages 179-213 Open Access
    3. Vania Ceccato, Sanda Tcacencu
      Pages 215-242 Open Access
  5. Retail Crime and the Wider Context

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 243-243
    2. David Weisburd, Shai Amram, Maor Shay
      Pages 245-270
    3. Andrew Newton
      Pages 271-295
    4. Marcelo Justus, Vania Ceccato, Gustavo C. Moreira, Tulio Kahn
      Pages 297-323
    5. Ernesto U. Savona, Marco Dugato, Michele Riccardi
      Pages 325-353
  6. Retail Crime Prevention

  7. Research and Practice

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 403-403
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 425-435

About this book


This edited collection provides an original and comprehensive take on retail crime and its prevention, by combining international data and multidisciplinary perspectives from criminologists, economists, geographers, police officers and other experts. Drawing on environmental criminology theory and situational crime prevention, it focusses on crime and safety in retail environments but also the interplay between individuals, products and settings such as stores, commercial streets and shopping malls, as well as the wider context of situational conditions of the supply chain in which crime occurs. Chapters offer state-of-the-art research on retail crime from a range of countries such as Australia, Brazil, Israel, Italy, Sweden, the UK and the USA. This methodological and well-researched study is devoted to both academics and practitioners from a variety of disciplines and backgrounds whose common interest is to prevent retail crime and overall retail loss.

The chapters 'Crime in a Scandinavian Shopping Centre' and 'Perceived Safety in a Shopping Centre' are published open access under a CC BY 4.0 license at 


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Editors and affiliations

  • Vania Ceccato
    • 1
  • Rachel Armitage
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Urban Planning and Built EnvironmentKTH Royal Institute of TechnologyStockholmSweden
  2. 2.Applied Criminology CentreUniversity of HuddersfieldHuddersfieldUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Law and Criminology
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-73064-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-73065-3
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