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No parent ever wants to get a call from a store telling them that their teenager was caught shoplifting, but if you do find yourself in that difficult situation, it’s important to stay calm and think about how best to handle the situation. Read on for advice about how to handle a shoplifting incident.


Understanding Your Child’s Reasons for Shoplifting


First, you should recognize that there’s no specific

A lot of attention is given to the issue of customers shoplifting from retailers, but significantly less media attention is paid to another type of shoplifting: employees taking money or merchandise from the retailer they work for. Studies suggest that this less well-known type of shoplifting is a particularly big problem for retailers who pay low wages.


There are a lot of different reasons why people might shoplift, ranging

If you’ve been charged with shoplifting and word has gotten out, you’ve probably had to face friends and family who have a lot of preconceived notions about retail theft. You’ll likely face a lot of people who are trying to make sense of why you stole—and you may not entirely understand why you did it yourself. There’s no one motivation for shoplifting and no one type of person who shoplifts,

For some shoplifters, stealing from a retailer is a one-time thing—a mistake made due to peer pressure, stress, or other situational factors. For others, shoplifting has become a regular habit that provides feelings of power, pride, and community.


Individuals who fit into the latter category recently gained attention after an online shoplifting community was “outed” on the popular blogging platform Tumblr. While the criminal activity of the group is