Why Do Shoplifters Steal?
In simple and concise terms... "TO GET SOMETHING FOR NOTHING."
While we all like to get things for free and the stores are constantly promoting and placing merchandise on "SALE" to generate excitement about getting a bargain, most people don't cross over the line and steal the item. But some people do. Why?
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Peter Berlin is the founder and former Executive Director of Shoplifters Alternative, also known as the National Association for Shoplifting Prevention (NASP), a division of Shoplifters Anonymous, Inc. He also is an international consultant on retail theft, publisher of newsletters for retailers and the criminal justice system and a former Director of Retail Security.
Used by permission of the National Association for Shoplifting Prevention (NASP)