1 x 1 hour documentary

Truth About Shoplifting

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CBC – Doc Zone
(original air date: Dec 3, 2009)
Merit Entertainment Inc

The Truth About Shoplifting is a shocking examination on the rise in retail crime and how it is often our quest for the lowest discount price that fuels the market for stolen merchandise. Featuring rarely seen before security camera footage, the latest crime-fighting technology and exclusive interviews with both sides of the law.

Also known as: The Secret World of Shoplifting

Received the highest ratings in the history of CBC’s Doc Zone strand.


In the Media

"It’s examination of techniques and defensive strategies is enlightening…. The Secret World of Shoplifting is pretty engaging stuff." – Brad Oswald, The Winnipeg Free Press
"The Secret World of Shoplifting explores the apparently expanding world of retail crime, which affects consumerism on every level. The average person might be surprised at how much stealing is going on, and shocked by the reasons for it." – Andrew Ryan, The Globe and Mail