Inside A Patholological Shoplifter’s Mind

Monday, 29th February 2016 at 8:31pm

BBC News carried an interesting story of one woman’s compulsion to shoplift – which has dominated her life over a 20-year period.

For Laura – not her real name – it all began at the age of seven, when a friend’s parent asked her to hide items in her pocket while out shopping.

Within months it had progressed to stealing classmates’ toys at primary school and pinching items from a friend’s house – a hair band or crayon.

She says it was these experiences that formed the basis of her addiction, which is now “out of control”.

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