ERIC Number: ED167435
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Shoplifting: A Consumer Concern. Consumer Education Training Module.
Speers, Mary Lou
This guide provides a framework to help secondary teachers and students explore the growing societal problems of shoplifting. The guide can be used in inservice programs as well. Five sessions are designed to inform students of the social, legal, and economic aspects of stealing. In these sessions, students define shoplifting, discuss the types of people who shoplift, list reasons for shoplifting, and analyze personal values and attitudes toward this crime. They consider the effect of a shoplifting record on future employment and educational activities, and define terms such as larceny, misdemeanor, and felony. Also, students describe procedures for the apprehension of a shoplifter and analyze consumer and merchant rights and responsibilities. Finally, following a survey of local merchants, students describe problems caused by shoplifting in terms of costs to businesses and consumers. Activities include small group discussions, reading supplemental articles, attitude surveys, using community resources, and role playing. Pre- and posttests and a list of resources including reviews of film and media kits are supplied. Transparency masters, answer keys, and student evaluations are included in appendices. (KC)
Descriptors: Business Education, Civil Liberties, Class Activities, Consumer Education, Consumer Protection, Crime, Criminals, Curriculum Guides, Daily Living Skills, Economic Factors, Home Economics Education, Laws, Learning Activities, Legal Education, Legal Problems, Legal Responsibility, Program Guides, Role Playing, Secondary Education, Social Problems, Social Responsibility, Social Studies, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Michigan State Dept. of Education, Lansing.; Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Office of Consumers' Education.
Authoring Institution: Eastern Michigan Univ., Ypsilanti. Consumer Education Center.
Note: For related documents, see SO 011 426-429 ; Revised edition; Parts may be marginally legible