Effects of Shoplifting in the Society Essay

Words: 955
Pages: 4


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
…show more content…
Shoplifting affects so much more than the obvious. Almost all areas of my life have been affected in result of my actions including my friends and most of all my family.
Just the fact of breaking the law while shoplifting should be bad enough reason not to do it. Even though it does affect your community, and you should care about that. Shoplifting is a crime and has major consequences compared to what you can get out of it. Even if peer pressure is a factor, or just the fact that you wanted the product and didn't have the money, there is no excuse, stealing is wrong. It's self righteously wrong and it's against the law, I'm sorry for what I did and I will always remember the helping hand I got and how much respect the law has given me.

When this happens it causes the company’s stock price to edge lower to make up for the money lost from the bankrupt businesses. This in turn, affects every stock holder because of lower stock profits. When this happens people don’t spend as much money because they don’t have as much therefore making even more businesses go bankrupt because they don’t have enough profit to survive. This in turn then starts the process over and over again. Because of these reasons the economy starts to go in a downward spiral causing big companies to go out of businesses which effects all consumers even more because they normally have big stock shares which devastates hundreds of thousands of people that had