Special cases of stealing include burglary, embezzlement, larceny, looting, robbery, trespassing, shoplifting, intrusion, fraud (theft by deception), and others.
Stealing and punishment
In most jurisdictions, children are not punishable under penal law, so if a child steals, his/her parents or guardians will be legally resposible for it. Children, however, can expect punishment from their caretakers when they get caught stealing. Theft is typically considered a major offense for which serious punishment, such as a spanking, may be felt necessary and appropriate. In the old days it was also not uncommon that if someone caught a child in the act of stealing, they would mete out corporal punishment themselves on the spot (which today would be illegal in most jurisdictions). The images below illustrate that.
In practice, punishment will usually depend a lot on the circumstances and gravity of the offense (in that case, what was stolen, and from where or whom, by whom, and in what circumstances). In the 19th century, a "classic" childish theft that made it into many cartoons, stories and paintings of the time was to steal apples—often called scrumping—, as in Petites Maraudeuses and The Little Marauder by William Bouguereau. Another "classic" example of a 20th century 'minor' childhood stealing offense, often found in cartoons and humorous stories, is forbidden self-service at the cookie jar when the child is alone in the kitchen.
- Amanda Caught Stealing, Heather Spanked For Stealing (Amateur Spankings)
- Antique Methods (Spanked Schoolgirl), schoolgirls steal the headmaster's books.
- The Bottom Line (Firm Hand Spanking), shoplifter punished
- Brat Breana Caught Shoplifting (Spanking Epics, Red Cheeks Studios)
- Caning of a Young Lady (Nu-West/Leda Productions)
- Catching a Thief (Spanked Cutie)
- Cheaters and Charmers (Chelsea Pfeiffer Entertainment)
- The Cheerleader Thief (Cheerleader Spankings) - Melody Nore
- Cookie Thieves (Triple A Spanking), Girl Scout tale (photos)
- Corrective Therapy Trilogy (California Star), Sophie Fennington
- Crime Never Pays (Chelsea Pfeiffer Entertainment)
- Dishonest and Disgraceful (Spank My Bottom)
- Europe Airlines, Episode 6: Stealing Drinks (Spanked In Uniform), Amelia Jane Rutherford
- Europe Airlines, Episode 9: Taking Nuts (Spanked In Uniform)
- Exclusion from School (BritSpank.com), schoolgirl steals money
- The Family Silver (Lupus Pictures), servant girls falsely accused of theft are severely switched.
- Garden Thief Amelia (Sarah Gregory Spanking), outdoor spanking for Amelia Jane Rutherford
- Going Through Mom's Purse (Amateur Spankings), Arianna spanks her real-life daughter Shayla.
- Hairbrush Spankings (Amateur Spankings)
- Harsh Justice for the House Cleaner
- Hitchhiker Spanked (California Star, 1989), Kiri Kelly
- How Dare You (Fetish Flixx), student caught stealing the Headmaster's car.
- Jailed for Shoplifting (Bars and Stripes)
- Kitt's Spanking Fantasies, Part 1 (Punished Brats), "Stealing Candy" segment.
- Law & Order, Special Spanking Unit, Episode 1: The Shoplifter (Spanked In Uniform)
- Learning Curve (Firm Hand Spanking), Samantha Woodley
- A Lesson For Lisa (Home Made Spanking videos)
- It's Not Fair! (Sound Punishment), Amelia Rutherford steals from her husband.
- The Miscreant / The Major's Crop (California Star, U.K. import, c. 1988), shoplifter punished.
- Missing Items (Spanked Cheeks), French maid spanked for stealing
- Mommy's Little Thief (Momma Spankings), mother/daughter story.
- Never Steal Again (Girls Boarding School)
- No Laughing Matter (Spank Christina)
- Office Penalties for Anastasia (Sound Punishment), workplace punishment
- Potato Thieves (Russian-Spanking/Mood Pictures)
- Private Girl's School Trouble (BritSpank.com)
- Punish A Thief (California Star)
- Punished for Stealing (Nu-West/Leda Productions)
- Red Handed, Red Bottom (Cheerleader Spankings)
- Russian Slaves #34 (Nettles Corporation), in "Swindler's Punishment", cashier gets harsh switching.
- Sandy Milton Paddled and Caned for Theft (Sound Punishment), stealing at school
- Schoolgirl Thief (Spanked Schoolgirl), Danielle Hunt
- The Secretary / The Shoplifters / Getting Ready (Moonglow North)
- The Sexy Maid Cleaning Agency, Episode 9: Birched and Spanked for Stealing (Spanked In Uniform, 2014), Danielle Hunt
- The Shoplifter (Girls Boarding School), Kailee
- Shoplifters (California Star)
- Shoplifter's Lesson (Spanked Cheeks), Amelia Jane Rutherford
- Shoplifting is a Crime (Spanking Online), photo
- Sorority Thief (Sarah Gregory Spanking)
- The Spanked Thief (Spanking Online)
- Spanked Thief (Russian-Spanking/Mood Pictures)
- Spanked for Stealing (Sarah Gregory Spanking)
- Spankin' Down The Highway, Part 2 (Raven Hill Studios), reality video of genuine mother-daughter spanking for stealing money, beer, etc. (website, slideshow)
- Spanking Hunter (Punished Brats), Hunter punished for shoplifting.
- Spring Break Spankings (Momma Spankings), Dana Specht, Sarah Gregory
- Stealing Will Not Be Tolerated (Girls Boarding School)
- Stevie Spanked by Mom (Momma Spankings), Stevie Rose steals money from her mom.
- Sticky Fingers (Chelsea Pfeiffer Entertainment)
- Stolen Cheer Routine (Cheerleader Spankings)
- Stolen Chocolate (Girls Boarding School)
- Tawsed Before Bed (BritSpank.com)
- Teacher Taught (Sting in the Tail)
- The Thief (Lupus Pictures), gallery
- The Thief (Spanked Cutie)
- The Thieves (Pain4fem)
- Thieves in the Bath House (Nettles Corporation, Discipline in Russia series)
- Thieving Cheerleader (Cheerleader Spankings)
- Thieving Lily (Cheerleader Spankings)
- The Thieving Maid (NaughtyBottom.com), photos
- Thieving Rebecca (NaughtyBottom.com), photos
- Thou Shall Not Steal (NaughtyBottom.com), photos
- Thrashed on Arrival (BritSpank.com), school steals money
- To Spank a Thief (Chelsea Pfeiffer Entertainment)
- Vanessa Stealing Money (Girls Boarding School)
- The Whipping of Little Thieves (Uncle Bob's Woodshed), Ten Amorette
- Young Teacher (Punished Brats), teacher punished for shoplifting.
- You Should Be Expelled (Sting in the Tail)
Illustration from Les Malheurs de Sophie ("Voleuse" means "thief"; 1859).
Petites Maraudeuses (Little Thieves), oil painting by William Bouguereau (1872).
Two boys are whipped for scrumping (stealing apples) (by Wilhelm Busch, 1881).
- 1925 magazine ad for Fisk Tires, including the legendary Fisk Boy, who has been scrumping, his shirt stuffed full of stolen apples, and is at this moment playing innocent, unaware that he's been observed by the owner, who has a switch hidden behind his back. (Image will enter the public domain in 2021.)