About the Author

John Wilson

John Wilson

John Wilson is executive editor of LP Magazine EU. A graduate in law and criminology, he is a business journalist with more than twenty-five years’ experience in newspapers, magazines, broadcast media, and public relations, as well as providing external affairs support for ORIS Forums. Wilson can be reached at john (dot) wilson (at) orismedia (dot) eu.

Articles by John Wilson

Loss Prevention Salary Statistics in the EU

Professional Development

Loss Prevention Salary Statistics in the EU

Loss prevention is probably the most schizophrenic of all retail jobs. Its personalities are numerous and its masters are manifold. Loss prevention salary and job responsibilities vary. Even the titles are different. Some refer to themselves as loss prevention, others asset and profit protection, and still others as security managers.

Risk, Safety, and Loss Prevention on the Global Stage

Retail Security

Risk, Safety, and Loss Prevention on the Global Stage

Unless you live in a cave—which for many might seem a sensible thing to do judging by the current level of global risk—you will not have failed to recognize that international tensions are at their highest level for many years.

Wars, diseases, political unrest, natural disasters, sectarian violence, military interventions, and

Pulling Our SOKS Up and Getting Over the Finnish Line

Retail Industry

Pulling Our SOKS Up and Getting Over the Finnish Line

Much of Europe has been to the polls in general or presidential elections since January 2015, and the stakes have never been higher in terms of the continent’s sluggish economic recovery and, further east, the thorny issue of sovereignty as the crisis in Ukraine has demonstrated.

Finland, one of Europe’s bellwether

Facial Recognition Using Security Camera Software

Retail Security

Facial Recognition Using Security Camera Software

First impressions count, as we often make instant judgments about people from their appearances. Their non-verbal communication—features, postures, and the clothes that they wear—speaks volumes in communicating impressions of their personalities. Nineteenth-century psychiatrist and criminologist Cesare Lombroso went one step further and built his professional reputation upon a theory—now discredited—that

Watch and Learn

Loss Prevention

Watch and Learn

The dictionary definition of a fossil is “the remains or impression of a prehistoric plant or animal embedded in rock and preserved in petrified form, a person or thing that is outdated or resistant to change, or a word or phrase that has become obsolete.”

It is therefore perhaps surprising to