shoplifting courses

Course Highlight: STOPLifting

Do you have offenders with shoplifting violations? With Black Friday and the holiday season just around the corner, it’s likely you’ll have some soon if you don’t already. If you’re a court looking for an effective, easy-to-set-up intervention for these individuals, check out our course STOPLifting

If you or someone you know has been court-ordered to take a shoplifting course, STOPLifting is a great solution for you as well.

The Real Impact of Shoplifting

The holiday season is approaching, and with that comes the likelihood someone will shoplift. While it may not seem like a big deal, shoplifting has a bigger impact than many realize.

For starters, it happens fairly often: it averages 550,000 incidents a day across the nation, resulting in over $13 billion worth of goods being stolen every year — and that number is rising. While nearly 1 in 11 Americans admits to shoplifting, shoplifters are caught only 1 in 49 times, and only 50% of the time is a guilty party actually turned over to the police.

Empty School Hallway

According to the National Center for Education Statistics, 13% of the 8th graders, 14% of the 10th graders, and 15% of the 12th graders were absent at least three days a month. Routine unexcused absences (truancies) can be signs of problems at home and/or school. Preventing truancies can help prevent other behaviors like dropping out of school or breaking the law.

August 10, 2020