Shoplifting / Petty Theft

In the United States, shoplifting and petty theft remains one of the most commonly committed offenses by teens. This crime costs U.S. retailers and the shopping public, millions of dollars in lost revenues and increased prices each year. Studies show that shoplifting is not only easy to commit, but rarely are first offenders caught. There are many reasons teens steal, and the reasons along with the consequences can vary from offender to offender.

This class focuses on:

  • Reasons for stealing (most offenders have the ability to pay for the items taken.)
  • A look at who the real victims of shoplifting are.
  • The impact on the offender as well as their family, friends, etc.
  • The consequences of theft and impact on an offender’s future.
  • When Petty Theft turns to Grand Theft.