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prevention through experimental design has set a good theoretical framework on how retailers can reduce theft. This paper adds to this framework by introducing several other methods and theories on how retailers can affect criminal behavior in their stores.
Background:
 The author theorizes there are two distinct situational factors acting on potential offenders.
o The perceived costs and benefits associated with criminal acts.
o Factors that may induce individuals to commit crimes that they would not have otherwise considered.
 The author wants to build on some of the main tenants of situational crime prevention: increasing perceived effort, increasing perceived risk, decreasing benefits accrued from theft and removing excuses for theft. These techniques have been largely synonymous with opportunity-reduction techniques.
 The author believes there are additional situational cues that prompt an individual to perform criminal behavior, they can exert social pressure on an individual to offend, weaken moral prohibitions and permit offenders to commit legal acts, and provocation into criminal acts