Many of us in retail loss prevention probably think of most shoplifters as plain petty crooks. We rarely give much thought as to why a given individual shoplifts. Yes, we get ORC. That’s a business. And there are probably isolated cases where a person really does shoplift out of true
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When asked “What is a shoplifter?”, most readers of the LPM Insider probably have a pretty good idea of how to respond. I do too, but it’s interesting what you learn (or re-learn) when you actually do some research on the subject. If you look up the definition of shoplifting,
June 1 marks the beginning of the hurricane season in the Atlantic every year. Now is the time to review and update all of your crisis management plans for your company as well as your home. Even if you don’t reside in a hurricane-prone region, if a storm strikes, you may
When it comes to active shooter response, there is no single tactic that guarantees 100 percent positive results for law enforcement and individuals. Methods are still evolving and being debated. But one trend is common: a more aggressive reaction.
One of the most-remembered mass shootings in the second half of the twentieth
A few weeks ago, I asked the question “Is It High Noon in the Retail Industry?” Profits are shaky; stores are closing. Some of the biggest names in the history of US retailing are struggling to stay alive. Well, the news isn’t getting any better, at least for department stores.
Virtually everyone is using mobile apps nowadays, and the use of social media is at an all-time high. Data security and privacy have become major issues, and every user needs to know how to protect themselves. In a recent article, we discussed data protection methods to minimize your online footprint.
Crisis incidents can occur in business at any time. In the not too distant past, only the most serious incidents received major coverage by the news media. Not anymore. The proliferation of smartphone cameras and social media has changed the game forever.
April 2017 turned out to be a tough public
After completing the three-part series on the first fifteen years of Loss Prevention magazine, I promised to write an additional article that looks at the current and future state of some subjects we discussed that have a huge influence on the retail loss prevention profession. As I looked at the
On Election Day in California, November 14, 2014, a crowd gathered outside a courthouse wearing fake handcuffs and carrying signs saying “End Mass Incarceration.” On that day, California passed Proposition 47, which would reduce punishment for more than one million people.
Passing by a 60 percent to 40 percent margin, the
Radio frequency identification (RFID) skimming is a form of digital theft which enables information from RFID-equipped credit cards to be read and duplicated. It can be used as a form of wireless identity theft or credit card theft. Typically, it involves the illegitimate reading of RFID-enabled credit cards (or other