Former Texas judge, now Congressman, Ted Poe, was inspired to launch shame punishment in the late 1990's in Houston, when a rich kid getting his MBA shoplifted from a Wal-Mart. “He thought he could do anything,” Poe stated. “But shame punishment changed his attitude. Plus the store manager said that no one stole during the week that he was standing outside the store with the sign.
In more recent news, a judge in Alabama ordered two shoplifters to wear signs that read " I am a Thief, I stole from Wal-Mart." What was the reaction? Most of the comments from customers were positive, stated the manager.
Are criminals so immune to our justice system that we have to resort to Draconian measures? It appears so. Until recently, criminals view shoplifting as just a petty crime with a "slap on the wrist" if caught. In fact, many young people view shoplifting as just a harmless game with no consequences. The thoughts of our criminals have changed, so should you.
How do you outsmart your average shoplifter.By taking control and changing the perception.Steal Breaker Group changes that perception by providing a service that will prevent a theft rather than waiting to detect it later.(To read more, please log in to your account)