Shoplifting steals your dignity, your respect, and your future. End it today.
Information on our Shoplifting Class:
We will discover: The root of addiction, interventions, alternative methods to stealing, group therapy and positive reinforcement. Shoplifting is clearly a psychological issue for many people. Shoplifting for most individuals is rarely about greed or poverty. Its about people struggling with their personal conflicts and needs. The single largest psychological factor found in approximately 1/3 of shoplifters studied is”depression.”
The more intense form of shoplifting is classified in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV) as an “Impulse Disorder” known as Kleptomania. For this classification, the patient must meet the following five criteria to justify this diagnoses.
1. Recurrent failure to resist impulses to steal objects that are not needed for personal use or their monetary value.
2. Increasing sense of tension immediately before committing the theft.
3. Pleasure or relief at the time of committing the theft.
4. Stealing is not committed to express anger or vengeance and is not in response to a delusion or hallucination.
5. The stealing is not better accounted for by Conduct Disorder, a Manic Episode, or Antisocial personality Disorder.