Shoplifting - Police Procedure ( 4.34.02.L8 )
First time offenders are normally sent to Parish Hall Enquiry and dealt with by the Centenier. This may result in a warning or fine, but the case could be sent to the Magistrate's Court if the Centenier or defendant wishes it.
Previous offenders will always be dealt with by the Magistrate's Court.
There has been much research into 'unexplained' examples of shoplifting by otherwise respectable members of society, so far without any firm explanations for why this sometimes occurs. Such aberrations would be dealt with pragmatically by the Centenier at a Parish Hall Enquiry, who may simply issue a warning.