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Wednesday, March 17, 2021

The "Turtle Effect"

Shoplifters tend to evince something called the "turtle effect" where they put their heads down slightly and hunch their shoulders forward when making off with their stolen wares, perhaps more as a result of unconsciously playing out the role of the slinking thief rather than of being burdened by any feeling of guilt.

Adam Plantinga, 400 Things Cops Know, 2014 

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