Shoplifting, aka Five-Finger Discount

Do you know of anyone who has been caught shoplifting?

Shoplifting, also known as five-finger discount, is one of those so-called victimless crimes. Or, is it? Are not all customers victims? When an inconsiderate, lying, cheating, dishonest person steals, we all pay through increased prices of consumer goods. Shame, shame, shame on shoplifters!!!!

As worded in a google search result, “Shoplifting can be a lot more serious than people realize. Read this [embedded] article to understand more about it and how to help yourself or a friend to stop.”

You may also wish to click on over this-a-way to read shoplifting statistics.


About Roland Louis Hansen

I have been: an organization development consultant; a college-level instructor of political science, psychology, and sociology; a public administrator; a social worker; an elected official; a political operative; a community activist; a union official; a shoe salesman and manager, a factory worker; a fast food restaurant employee; and, a custodian.
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One Response to Shoplifting, aka Five-Finger Discount

  1. Tim Higgins says:


    While I would never think of shoplifting, as it presents moral and ethical dilemmas that I am unprepared to deal with; the concept of the “five-fingered discount” nevertheless concerned me. You see, because of a long ago work injury, if I were to commit such an offense with my right hand, this description would be an apt one. If I were to do so with my left however, it would only be a “four and three-quarter finger discount”.

    Would this make it a lesser offense?


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