According to the National Association of Shoplifting Prevention’s research, more than $13 billion worth of merchandise are stolen from retailers every year (which estimates to around $35 million per day). Furthermore, 1 in 11 Americans are probable to commit a theft at some point in their lives, but only 10 million individuals have been caught shoplifting in the last five years. In fact, according to NASP, only 1 in 48 shoplifters are caught, and only about 50% of them are turned over to police for prosecution.
While the romanticized face of shoplifting is the starving child stealing something to eat, the reality is quite different. According to specialists, there is no such thing as a “typical” shoplifter. NASP states that both genders shoplift in approximately equal proportion. What is more, 1 in 4 shoplifters are underage. Among adult shoplifters, 55% say they started shoplifting in their teen years. Most of these people do not commit other types of crimes and which is even more surprising, they are exemplary citizens who obey the laws and pay their taxes.
However, when it comes to the definition itself, shoplifting should be considered the theft of merchandise from a store or retail establishment without the knowledge of the seller and without paying for them. In certain cases, the intent to steal, along with an act in furtherance of that intent, can also result in criminal charges for shoplifting (or retail fraud). An act in furtherance of shoplifting might include:
However, a number of psychologists describe shoplifting as a pandemic and undoubtedly, theft is a scourge for our society and one of the global problems of our time.
Theft Awareness gives access to anti theft classes with strictly educational purposes. The participants go through an educational program with a number of topics which contain useful information about definitions, statistics, instances and other data regarding shoplifting. Among the most important lessons stand out the shoplifting impact on society, the types of shoplifters, the reasons for this phenomenon as well as the consequences of stealing. However, the main purpose of these courses is to prevent future occurrences of theft and stealing and to help its participants to rehabilitate in society.
Theft Awareness’s classes are designed by a Certified Shoplifting and Theft Addiction Specialist - CSTAS who is also a member of The National Association of Shoplifting and Theft Addiction Specialists (NASTAS). The theft courses have different duration - from 2 up to 16 hours in order to meet any specific requirements. Being developed by an expert in the field of theft awareness and shoplifting, these anti theft courses are widely accepted by states, courts, judges and employers.
Furthermore, our theft diversion program comes with the lowest price guarantee. Our most affordable theft awareness class starts from $24.99 and has no additional fees. The price given includes the lessons, all needed materials, the letter of enrollment and even the certificate of completion. In addition to that, our court ordered shoplifting classes are self-paced, self-study and can be taken completely online. This means that any physical attendance is required. You can complete the whole training from any point of the world.
You may be required to enroll in such a theft awareness program by the court, judge, state, parole or probation officer, legal representative, employer, school or another organization within the country. Please keep in mind that this program may be found under various names in different states. However, feel free to enroll today, in case you are required to complete some of the following programs:
Yet, If the course you are mandated to take is not among the mentioned above, please do not hesitate to reach some of our customer service representatives. What is more, we are at your service for any further requests or concerns in regard to this shoplifting prevention class.
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