All materials published on this National Association for Shoplifting Prevention website (www.saynotoshoplifting.org) are for informational purposes only. The materials were largely derived from published psychological studies, interviews conducted with hundreds of professionals in retail security, law enforcement, criminal justice, juvenile justice and from NASP interviews, self-help groups and surveys with thousands of apprehended shoplifters over some 20 years. The materials are intended to be a helpful guide to those seeking information and support about the problem of shoplifting but they are not intended to be a substitute for professional medical or psychological advice or service. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat a health, psychological or physiological problem without consulting with a qualified healthcare/psychology provider. NASP will not be liable for any direct, indirect, consequential, special, exemplary or other damages arising there from.