Community Alliance Shoplifting Quiz

There are many things youths do not know about shoplifting and the consequences. It is a very damaging and humiliating act. See what you know about the act.

Are you adept to the effects that shoplifting has on you, your family, and the community? Take this test and see if you know what I know will happen if you are .....C-A-U-G-H-T!!

Created by: Diana Dickinson of Community Alliance Resource & Diversion SVC
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1. What is your age?
Under 18 Years Old
18 to 24 Years Old
25 to 30 Years Old
31 to 40 Years Old
41 to 50 Years Old
51 to 60 Years Old
Over 60 Years Old
2. What is your gender?
Male
Female
3. What are the most popular items stolen from a store?
Makeup, OTC Remedies, Jewelry, DVDs
Ink pens, socks, hair items
Drinks, snacks, lotion, perfumes
Shoes, undergarments, CDs
#2 and #3
#1 and #4
4. What day of the week is known to have the most shoplifting activity?
Sunday
Monday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
5. What hours have the highest shoplifting activity?
Midnight - 6:00 am
Noon - 3:00pm
3:00pm - 6:00pm
6:00pm - 9:00pm
9:00pm - Midnight
6. Who does shoplifting effect?
Stores.
Consumers.
Familes.
Communities.
You.
All of the above.
7. For a $5.00 item that is stolen, a merchant must sell $100.00 worth of merchandise to make up that $5.00, multiplied by 20.
True
False
8. The cost of security personnel, cameras, mirrors, etc. balances out at the end of the year and a loss is not really suffered.
True
False
9. The average family pays more than $400.00 a year extra to cover shoplifting costs.
True
False
10. If you shoplift for the first time and get caught, the following may happen:
Arrest.
Diversion.
Petition to court.
Community service.
Restitution and fines.
All of the above.
11. Police options may be to warn and release, diversion, or petition to court, depending on the amount stolen.
True
False
12. As a diversion option, you may be assigned community service, restitution, R.O.P.E.S. Course, Shoplifting/Theft Awareness course, and/or counseling.
True
False
13. If petitioned to court, you may be put on probation, assigned community service, attend theft awareness course, attend counseling, and/or fines.
True
False
14. Most stores require that you not shop or walk through their store for one year or up to 10 years. In doing so results in:
Nothing. I would just have to leave the store.
They would let me purchase what I wanted and then make me leave.
They would tell everyone in the store I was a shoplifter and then make me leave.
They will call the police and the police will make me leave.
I will get arrested for trespassing and go to jail.
15. There is a Retail Database with my name in it because I am a known shoplifter.
True
False
16. My name will remain in the Retail Merchant Association database forever. If I apply for a job with any member of the association, they will check the database and deny me employment.
True
False
17. Who knows I stole?
Police.
Family and friends.
Retailers.
Court system.
Agencies who support court systems.
All of the above.
18. I stole because it is not a serious crime.
True
False
19. If you have money on you at the time you steal, it is considered shoplifting. If you have no money on you, it is considered burglary.
True
False
20. If a shoplifter hurts someone in the process of shoplifting or fleeing the scene, they can face charges of robbery and attempted murder.
True
False
21. The main reason why baby formula is such a hot item to steal, is for the purposes of mixing it with drugs to create a larger amount to sell.
True
False
22. One of the news releases mentioned in the seminar of a lady who stole bacon, what was the result of the police filing?
SHoplifting, assault and battery with intent to kill.
Only Shoplifting.
She was not charged because she needed food.
None of the above.
23. What are values?
Being honest and trustworthy.
Always setting a good example.
Stealing is wrong.
Taking responsibility.
Doing what is right.
All of the above.
24. Rationalization is a thought process used to justify one's actions and desires.
True
False
25. As part of my rehabilitation, I have to write a letter of an apology to my family and to the retailer.
True
False
26. The consequence of the crime of shoplifting can result in 1-20 years in prison, depending on several factors from the frequency of theft and the amount.
True
False
27. If I re-offend, the judge will issue the same punishment as the first time.
True
False
28. What types of actions build trust?
Not lying.
Not stealing.
Staying out of trouble.
Accountability.
Showing proof of what I bought or where I have been.
All of the above.
29. What type of actions destroy trust?
Lying.
Stealing.
Cheating.
All of the above.
30. An offender is someone who breaks the law by committing a crime.
True
False
31. Reasons shoplifters give for lifting:
Doing it for kicks.
Everyone does it.
I don't know.
I deserve something for nothing.
Wanted to see if I could get away with it.
All of the above.
32. The amount of dollars lost to shoplifting is:
$9 - $10 Billion Annually.
$24 - $28 Million Daily
$1 - $1.1 Million Hourly
$10- 60 Billion Monthly
#1,2,and 3.
None of the above.
33. One in eleven shoplifters shoplift.
True
False
34. Adult apprehensions do not outnumber juveniles.
True
False
35. Fifty-seven percent of shoplifters classified as "first offenders" admit to stealing from retail stores monthly or more often.
True
False
36. A shoplifter can be anyone.
True
False
37. Approximately 70% of non-professional shoplifters plan their thefts in advance.
True
False
38. Stealing produces a chemical reaction, a natural "high" that is truly their ultimate reward, not the stealing.
True
False
39. I may end up spending up to $8,000 as a result of the crime of shoplifting that I committed.
True
False
40. Most young people commit theft because they do not have money to pay for the items.
True
False
41. Theft is when someone conceals or is secretive in taking something of value.
True
False
42. Robbery is when someone uses intimidation, force, causes physical harm, or uses a weapon in taking something of value.
True
False

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