Busted: What Happens When Shoplifters Get Caught?

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Brad Bishop, professor, Cumberland School of Law at Samford University
Ann Zimmerman, retail reporter, Wall Street Journal

Shoplifting costs the retail industry nearly $35 billion annually, according to the National Retail Security Survey. Shoplifters who are caught are often prosecuted, but some may also face civil recovery — where retailers demand additional payment to recoup some of their costs.

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