Shoplifting is still one of the most common crimes committed by adults and juveniles, with one out of every four individuals admitting to shoplifting between the ages 12 and 20. The estimated 27 million shoplifters and the cost of repeated offenses are a daily drain on both criminal justice and retail resources. Shoplifting continues to rise due to the community’s inconsistent and ambiguous response to the crime, placing store staff, consumers, and communities at risk.
Approximately one out of every eleven Americans shoplift, resulting in 550,000 theft incidents every day. Stores lose more than $45 million per day due to shoplifting, and communities lose the tax money that goes along with it. According to seventy-nine percent of criminal justice professionals polled, shoplifting is a gateway to more expensive and dangerous crime. The cost to taxpayers is north of $2,000 each time an offender enters the criminal justice system.
You may be obligated to attend a shoplifting and theft prevention class if you have been caught shoplifting or otherwise stealing. Many courts make it a condition of their plea or probation that shoplifting offenders undergo this class type. Our Shoplifting and Theft Prevention program takes a look at the reasons why people shoplift and steal.
We examine the underlying factors that may lead to shoplifting or obsessive thievery. We also provide testing strategies that our clients can use right after completing the program. This program’s curriculum was created by certified sociologists and is given solely for educational purposes, and it provides teaching tools that anyone can operate independently. Our Shoplifting and Theft Prevention program is a self-paced professional program that takes place entirely online. These courses are excellent for meeting court requirements. Due to travel distances, hectic schedules, and other life responsibilities, attending court-ordered Theft Prevention / Shoplifting programs might be challenging.
These online courses provide you with the same tools as our “in-person” classes but in a less stressful, convenient, well-thought-out, cost-effective, and self-paced setting. When you join our shoplifting and theft prevention program, you must watch videos, listen to lectures, read power-points and complete a brief test at the end. We include a study guide for each section, so you know what to look for and study. Our goal is to teach you as much as possible about thievery so that you can finish swiftly and go back to being a productive member of society. Our program is used as a therapeutic justice program for first-time offenders and those convicted of multiple shoplifting offenses.
The goal is to give shoplifters a second opportunity by helping them understand the long-term implications of their conduct and teaching them preventative methods. Shoplifting can quickly become an addiction if not handled correctly and promptly. Shoplifters are likely to get away with their crimes numerous times before being apprehended. If shoplifters continue to steal without negative consequences, the habit becomes compulsive. They’re more prone to place themselves in increasingly dangerous circumstances as the cycle continues.
They may even come to engage in additional criminal actions over time, which can have profound implications. Sign up now to get started on your path to a more honest and positive life; what you do to recover from a situation matters more than what you’ve done previously.