Thursday, March 12, 2009

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Today's schedule is C-D-Lunch-B-A

C - Criminology 12 - Today we are going to work on a shoplifting poster.

You work for the Retail Council of Canada and have been hired to create a poster campaign about shoplifting. The poster campaign has two purposes:
  1. To help employees identify people who are shoplifting and
  2. To explain how to reduce shoplifting in stores (target hardening and target removal strategies)
Look at figure 11.2 on page 257 in the Criminology text for help. Here are some further ideas and points.....

Spot the Shoplifter

Unfortunately, there is no typical profile of a shoplifter. Thieves come in all ages, races and from various backgrounds. However, there are some signs that should signal a red flag for retailers. While the following characteristics don't necessarily mean guilt, retailers should keep a close eye on shoppers who exhibit the following:

  • Spends more time watching the cashier or sales clerk than actually shopping.
  • Wears bulky, heavy clothing during warm weather or coats when unnecessary.
  • Walks with short or unnatural steps, which may indicate that they are concealing lifted items.
  • Takes several items into dressing room and only leaves with one item.
  • Seems nervous and possibly picks up random items with no interest.
  • Frequently enters store and never makes a purchase.
  • Enters dressing room or rest rooms with merchandise and exits with none.
  • Large group entering the store at one time, especially juveniles. A member of the group causes a disturbance to distract sales staff.

Preventing Retail Theft (you can't make a profit it your merchandise is free)
Using Customer Service to deter theft
Simple steps to deter retail theft
Preventing Retail Theft pdf

B- Social Studies 10 - Today we will continue our look at the factors that led to Confederation in Canada. We'll take a look again at the US Civil War (1861-1865) and the post war "Reconstruction" (including the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments to the US Constitution) and expansion westwards. We'll look at the Fenian Raids and Reciprocity with the United States. You'll have to work on questions 2, 3, and 5a on page 57 and question 9 from page 58 of the text.

A - Social Studies 11 - For the next two days we'll be working through the Paris Peace Conference and the Treaty of Versailles. You'll get a work package of handouts and will be responsible for completing the following:
  1. Great Suffering work section questions A, B, and C
  2. Great Expectations work section questions A, B, and C
  3. Germany Re-Made: The Treaty of Versailles work section question A
  4. Europe Re-Shaped: The Other Paris Peace Treaties work section questions A and B
  5. The League of Nations work section question B
  6. A Dictated Peace: The Treaty of Versailles work section questions A, B and C

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