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Why are Court-ordered Online Anti-Theft Classes Necessary

When you’re convicted of a crime, you have to do something to make amends for what you’ve done. Depending on the type of crime, you may be ordered to take special classes as part of your sentencing. These classes are often known as “anti-theft” courses because they are so commonly given in conjunction with theft crimes such as shoplifting, larceny, or burglary. If you have been charged with a crime and you know that you will also be facing a sentence that requires an online anti-theft course, then it is best to begin researching right away. In this post, we will answer some common questions about what these kinds of classes entail and which ones might be right for you.

What Do These Courses Entail?

In general, anti-theft courses are made up of a series of text-based articles and videos. They cover everything from the psychology of shoplifting to the legal consequences of theft and much more. Because these courses are online, you can take them at whatever pace is best for you. There are no in-person meetings or deadlines to keep track of, and you can log off and get back to your life whenever you like. There are some online course providers that will also offer you the option to download your course materials to a flash drive so that you can access them offline. If this option is available, it is always a good idea to take advantage of it. Depending on which online course provider you select, you may also have the option to select your computer’s language. This is especially helpful for non-native speakers who may be studying in the U.S. on a student visa.

How Long Are These Classes?

Each online anti-theft course is different and there is no set time frame for how long they should take. However, most courses will tell you how long you have to complete them. This time frame will be listed under “terms and conditions” and is usually between 30 and 60 days. Depending on which course provider you select, you may have access to both a free course and a paid course. If you have to take a free course, it will likely last much longer than a paid course because it’s an obligation that you have to fulfill. For example, it’s not uncommon for a free court-ordered online course to take a few months to complete. This is especially true if you have a full-time job and other obligations that take up your time.

When Can I Take These Classes?

As with the duration of these classes, you will want to check the “terms and conditions” of your sentence for more information about how soon you have to start your online anti-theft course. For example, if your sentence says that you must take an online anti-theft course “within 30 days,” then you have to start your course within 30 days of your conviction date. As with the duration of these courses, there are a few different ways that you can take your anti-theft course. You can enroll in an online course, download a free course, or even use an app.

Which Class Should I Take?

There are a number of courses available that meet the requirements of a court-ordered anti-theft course. Each course is different, so you will have to look at the syllabus of each one to decide which one is best for you. Because these classes are meant for people who have been convicted of theft crimes, there are a few things to keep in mind when selecting your course. First, you will want to make sure that the course is free or very low cost. Depending on your conviction, you might also have to select a certain course provider. For example, if you were convicted of larceny, you will have to take an “Adult Restorative Justice” course.


Stealing is never a good idea, and if you’ve been caught shoplifting or committing another theft-related crime, you may be ordered to take a court-ordered online anti-theft course. These courses are designed for people who have committed theft-related crimes and want to make amends for their actions by understanding what they did wrong. You will want to research the various online anti-theft courses that you qualify for to find the best one for you. Keep in mind that the course you select will be a legally binding contract, so make sure that you are confident in your selection. Moreover, it is important to note that you will be responsible for paying for your course. While your sentence may require you to take a free anti-theft course, there might be a small fee associated with it. For example, certain course providers will ask you to pay a one-time fee to access your course materials.

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