"The guide begins by describing the problem of stolen goods trading, then provides advice on how best to analyze local, national or international stolen goods markets, reviews tactics that you can deploy to detect those involved in stealing, dealing and consuming stolen goods, and suggesting ways to assess their likely effectiveness in specific situations and locations. The ultimate aim of tackling stolen goods markets is to make it more difficult and risky for people to trade in stolen goods and thereby discourage some stealing in the first instance."
United States. Department of Justice. Office of Community Oriented Policing Services