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Why imprisoning repeat shoplifters rarely breaks the cycle of offending – and what may work better

By Frederick Cram, Lecturer in Law, Cardiff University
The UK government is taking a harsher approach to tackle criminal activity which is blighting local neighbourhoods. And recently, government ministers have been talking tough about repeat shoplifting, including the possibility of introducing new laws which would see prolific shoplifters imprisoned. This has all been against a backdrop of concern about a

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