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Organized Retail Crime (ORC): Private Sector and Law Enforcement Collaborate to Deter and Investigate Theft

Organized Retail Crime (ORC): Private Sector and Law Enforcement Collaborate to Deter and Investigate Theft

by Eileen R. Larence
Paperback, 49 pages, 2011, $20.00
ISBN: 9781437987577

Each year organized groups of professional shoplifters steal or fraudulently obtain billions of dollars in merchandise to resell in an activity known as ORC. These stolen goods can also be sold on online marketplaces, a practice known as “e-fencing.” This report assessed ORC and e-fencing.

It addresses: (1) types of efforts that select retailers, state and local law enforcement, and federal agencies are undertaking to combat ORC; (2) the extent to which tools or mechanisms exist to facilitate collaboration and info. sharing among these ORC stakeholders; and (3) steps that online marketplaces have taken to combat ORC and e-fencing, and additional actions retailers and law enforcement think may enhance these efforts. Illus. This is a print on demand report.

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August 2, 2011 at 7:00 am Leave a comment

Weekly Book Special: Ice Cream: Delicious Ice Creams for All Occasions, Now 90 Percent Off

Weekly Book Special: August 2nd-8th

Today is National Ice Cream Sandwich Day. Celebrate with this week’s book special:

Ice Cream!: Delicious Ice Creams for all Occasions

by Pippa Cuthbert and Lindsay Cameron Wilson
Ring Binding, 176 pages, ISBN: 1561484776
List Price: $20.00, OUR PRICE: $1.95
Ice Cream

This book is all about indulgence, ingredients and ideas, but most of all it’s about exciting flavors. Written by experienced food writers who always have a tub of homemade ice cream in their freezer, the book lets you in on a secret — making homemade ice cream is easy!

The authors show how you can use an inspired range of luxurious ingredients to create classic favorites and new flavor combinations. There are over 80 ice cream recipes for all occasions — from dinner parties to children’s parties, afternoons in the garden to rainy days under the quilt. Full-color photos.

Our favorite recipe is for Peanut Butter Chocolate Dip (click to enlarge):
Peanut Butter

“This cheery little cookbook celebrates the innumerable pleasures of ice cream, from simple Milk Chocolate and fresh-tasting Strawberry to elaborate Raspberry and Kaffir Lime Leaf Sorbet,” writes Publishers Weekly. “The authors provide a glossary of ice cream terminology and a useful guide to toasting nuts, caramelizing condensed milk and performing all the other steps necessary to churn up homemade ice creams, gelatos, yogurts and sorbets.”

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August 2, 2011 at 6:00 am Leave a comment

2010 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) to Congress (6th ed.)

2010 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) to Congress (6th ed.)

by Jill Khadduri and Dennis Culhane
Paperback, 195 pages, 2011, $35.00
ISBN: 9781437987591

The AHAR provides the results of local counts of people homeless on a single night in January, as well as estimates of the number, characteristics, and service patterns of all people who used residential programs for homeless people during the 2010 federal Fiscal Year (Oct. 2009-Sept. 2010).

Also, for the first time, this year’s AHAR includes info. about the use of permanent supportive housing programs and the Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program.

This is the first report to provide national estimates on the use of the full continuum of homeless assistance programs — from homelessness prevention to homeless residential services to permanent supportive housing. Charts and tables. This is a print on demand report.

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August 1, 2011 at 6:00 am Leave a comment

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