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When Cash-Strapped Times And Crime Collide

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When Cash-Strapped Times And Crime Collide

Economy

When Cash-Strapped Times And Crime Collide

When Cash-Strapped Times And Crime Collide

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When faced with losing your home or wondering where your next paycheck will come from, would you be willing to steal to feed your family?

It's a scenario some face every day.

For more, Farai Chideya talks with Richard Rosenfeld, professor of criminology at the University of Missouri, St. Louis.

Then, she speaks with "Charnell" — a mother of six, who has previously been caught shoplifting — and Read Hayes, director of the Loss Prevention Research Council.

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