Effects of Shoplifting in the Society Essay

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CTS OF SHOPLIFTING IN THE SOCIETY/COMUNITY

Shoplifting is a major problem in today’s world. I myself was recently caught shoplifting and now I have to face the consequences for the bad mistake I made. The temptation of not paying for something is very big factor in why people steal. The shoplifter thinks he is getting a product for free and doesn't know what he's really doing to himself and the community. Shoplifting affects yourself, your local neighborhood and the world population.

In this essay I'm going to explain some of the circumstances of stealing from local stores, or any store. After I was caught stealing, I realized how much impact something you do now
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It can also affect you towards the community because if you have shoplifting on your record, it could be difficult to get a job. Especially in retail and the store you stole from. Community service is also an inconvenience to shoplifters that get caught. The shoplifter is stuck doing numerous hours of work on their own time, without pay.
The consequences of shoplifting also affect you and your family members majorly. An example of this might be if you have younger siblings. If your sibling is aware of the situation or even aware that you’ve shoplifted before, he or she might think it’s a good idea and that they can get away with it. Older siblings are a big influence on younger siblings and they often look up to them. If they know you steal, they’re going to think its okay. Another reason this affects your family is because of your parents. Your parents also have to go through a lot during the process. They have to attend meetings with you, usually drive you to your community service site, and schedule meetings. Parents also tend to lose your trust after an event like this. Trust is a big issue and it’s really hard to get back, you must earn it. My mom has always taught me to be honest, hardworking, and trustworthy. These qualities were always really important to her and after all this happened I knew she would be really disappointed.
Shoplifting affects a lot of things and people including yourself, your family, the merchant, and
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