Purpose of the Juvenile Shoplifting/Impulse Control Course
This course is designed to reduce the occurrence of theft. This course can be utilized as a prevention or diversion tool, a component of a judicial or probationary order, in conjunction with a current behavior management program, or on a voluntary basis.
Juvenile Shoplifting/Impulse Control Goal:
The goal of the Juvenile Shoplifting/Impulse Control course is to decrease recidivism of first-time offenders, as well as to assist offenders in examining their behavior, attitude, and actions. Our objective is to educate, equip, and inform offenders of alternative ways of coping with negative behavior that leads to theft. Subsequent to course completion, individuals should be able to identify steps vital to curbing compulsive behaviors and making positive changes in their lives.
- Cause, effect, and consequences of committing theft.
- Negative effects of shoplifting.
- Choices and consequences of negative behavior.
- Impulse control and alternative behavior.
- Taking control and being responsible for one’s own attitudes and behaviors.
- Identifying and distinguishing between wants and needs.
- Setting effective goals and establishing priorities.
- Defining and clarifying personal values.
- Assertiveness, self-motivation, and trust building exercises.
- Identifying and defining positive behavior and attitude for a crime-free life.
- Identifying positive role models and friends.
- Discuss peer pressure and utilize methods and techniques for resisting peer pressure.