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Compiled by Ryan P. Sullivan, Assistant Professor of Law University of Nebraska College of Law


What follows is a collection of state statutes that provide merchants a civil remedy against individuals accused of shoplifting.

For additional information on civil shoplifting statutes see: National Survey of State Laws,, search: Civil Shoplifting Statutes

Ryan P. Sullivan, et al., Stolen Profits: Civil Shoplifting Demands and the Misuse of NEB. REV. STAT. § 25-21,194, Neb. L. Rev. (forthcoming August 2016)

This collection of state shoplifting statutes was last updated February 8, 2016.

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