Why Stealing Is Wrong?

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Kade Demuth March 11, 2017 Why Stealing is Wrong Petty Theft is the theft of goods valued at or less than $950. It is also a misdemeanor and a mandatory charge of between $50 and $1,000 and/or up to six months jail time for a first time offender of petty theft of retail merchandise. California provides parental programs to certain individuals accused of a first time offence, alternative to prosecution. Those who apply are to fulfil court mandated requirements such as community service. Upon successful completion of the tasks the charge will be dismissed. When a person is not able to apply the person is to negotiate the plea bargains. These typically include pleading guilty in exchange for lesser charges or a reduced sentence. In California…show more content…
It is easier to steal from an anonymous, large organization, than from an individual, easier to steal from someone who seems well-endowed, has so much more. He won 't even notice, he has so much money anyway, the dishonest shopkeeper probably thinks stealing from people he considers have much more than he has or are too stupid to notice. Stealing becomes an issue when the person doing the stealing is old enough to know better. Sometimes children under the age of five take objects that interest them, not yet understanding that stealing is wrong. They might not have enough self-control to resist taking something they want. For those old enough to know better, there are several reasons for stealing. Stealing may be caused by jealousy, low self-esteem, or peer-pressure. Social issues like feeling excluded or overlooked can also cause stealing. People may steal to prove their independence, to act out against family or friends, or because they do not respect others or themselves, Sometimes, stealing is a compulsive disorder. This is called kleptomania. In other cases, a person may have come to believe that stealing is socially acceptable. Some people steal as a means to survive due to economic hardship. Or steal to fill an emotional or physical void in their lives. When theft is repetitive or is done without any remorse, guilt or understanding of the impact it can be a sign of other problems. These problems often
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