Larceny: Theft and Extremely Important Resources Essay

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Larceny is defined as the wrongful taking and carrying away of the personal goods of another from his or her possession with intent to convert them to the takers own use. To bluntly say it, larceny is stealing from others. No matter what the motives or reasons behind stealing are, it is still wrong. I imagine there is a multitude of motives for someone to convince himself or herself that it is worth the risk to steal something. Some other people might also not have the conscience to feel wrong for stealing. A large part of this is because people do not understand who or what they are harming when they steal. It is very common to become self-indulged and only worry about your problems. Even after being caught someone might only feel …show more content…
Although this heavily depends on the shoplifter’s relationship with his or her loved one, it is never worth stealing something when you can cause heavy amounts of worry for others. Possibly the largest issue involved with larceny is the types of examples it shows to future generations and current generations. No matter who you are, if you are older then someone, then that younger child looks up to you for guidance. In a society where stealing is not condoned, it will show children and future generations that stealing can be rationalized and worth the risk. When the morals of generations are tainted by larceny, it will continue on and on. Shoplifting is illegal and is not just effecting your generation, but the generations to come. If you act badly, so will the children that look up to you for guidance. So when they start to accept larceny as acceptable in their society, they pass it on to the next generation. There is only one way this horrific problem can be resolved, and that is for one generation to set the standard and raise the bar. I do not believe that others or I can wait for someone else to come and set the standard; we need to learn from our mistakes and correct them so they don’t happen again. There is a multitude of ways to begin to do so. The first one is to