business, consumers, friends and family. Shoplifting negatively impacts the economy if businesses are forced close their doors because of continual losses. It impacts the family by putting stress on the parents. Trust is also broken. This can be gained back with patience and attentiveness.
Many people steal because of financial and/or emotional issues. People often steal because they do not have the money for the item. Sometimes people steal to meet their basic needs of food and clothing. In other circumstances, kids and teens feel pressured by friends or peers into shoplifting. They are influenced to believe that in order to fit in and be liked by a certain person or group of people, they need to steal. People who are contending with depression or anger issues often find a comforting effect from stealing. Other shoplifters steal just for the thrill of it. These kinds of shoplifters like the rush of adrenaline that stealing brings. People who experience this feeling cannot resist the urge to steal.