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Shoplifting Scams and Designing Out Crime

Shoplifting Scams and Designing Out Crime

Booster bags, or so-called “magic bags,” continue to be used by professional thieves for shoplifting. These foil-lined carriers work because the lining prevents the alarms actually connecting with the tag when passing through scanners. Despite penalties imposed on thieves for going equipped with these bags, and despite the best efforts   Read More


Fifteen Years of Loss Prevention

Fifteen Years of Loss Prevention

Based on another project, I have spent two months combing over every issue of Loss Prevention magazine. Being a reader from the very beginning and contributing content every now and then, I thought I was pretty familiar with the magazine’s history, its development, and the changes in the industry over   Read More


What Shoplifters Say about Stopping Shoplifting

What Shoplifters Say about Stopping Shoplifting

With all the advances in security measures, FBI Crime Index statistics show shoplifting offenses were up 13.3 percent in 1999 compared to 15 years ago. This increase is likely understated because the FBI statistics represent only cases reported to law enforcement. In recent years, retailers have reduced the number of cases reported   Read More