Girl at age 16 got caught shoplifting video games by a police officer.
She is lectured and driven home in police car for a first offense. Her first offense would be a probation or a warning with dismissal.
Girl is taken back home and her parents are informed regarding her actions. She could potentially face tougher treatment if she is caught shoplifting again. Getting into college, earning scholarships, or even finding jobs would be much more difficult for her than it would've been for someone who does not have a criminal record.