Charis Kubrin

California lawmakers this session want to prioritize strategies to combat retail theft …. experts say undoing some of the state’s criminal justice reforms in the name of stopping thieves could prove ineffective or have negative consequences. “We have to dispense with this simplistic narrative that reforms are what caused the crime and the crime is what causes all of the retail problems that the retail establishments are reporting,” said Charis Kubrin, a professor of Criminology, Law and Society at UC Irvine.

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