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Organized Retail Crime News Updates 2018

Organized Retail Crime News Updates 2018

The Loss Prevention Research Council (LPRC) proposed the term “organized retail crime” in the early 2000s. Since that time, the problem has only become more pervasive. Law enforcement and retailers work hard to stay abreast of emerging issues in ORC, as schemes and techniques tend to change over time.

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Checklists Matter

Before starting an incision, confirm the patient’s identity. Clearly mark the exact surgical site. Ask about allergies. Discuss any anticipated blood loss. Introduce yourself by name. Know your fellow surgical team members. These are some of the nineteen tasks on the World Health Organization (WHO) Surgical Safety Checklist, a short   Read More


Don’t Miss the Current Online Magazine Focused on ORC

Don’t Miss the Current Online Magazine Focused on ORC

The latest edition of LPM Online is focused on organized retail crime (ORC). Here’s a look at the excellent articles in this issue. Please forward the link to this edition to your friends in loss prevention and law enforcement who are focused on ORC.

ORC Is Worrisome, Worsening…And at Risk of   Read More


LPRC: 2017 Research Recap

LPRC: 2017 Research Recap

In 2017, the Loss Prevention Research Council (LPRC) worked together with retailer and solution provider members to complete 31 research projects and publish 31 full reports. These projects took place in eight working groups with monthly calls, along with three innovation chains. Projects and groups are sorted based on common   Read More


How Retailers Might Use Store-Level Risk Data: A Study

How Retailers Might Use Store-Level Risk Data: A Study

More and more, retailers are choosing to assign risk and vulnerability scores to their store locations. Risk profile data may depend on factors such as a given location’s relative exposure and accessibility to local offenders. In terms of vulnerability, a score may depend on factors such as how well a   Read More


Tis The Season for Holiday Theft

Tis The Season for Holiday Theft

Let’s take a moment to appreciate the lengths that some customers will go in order to conduct their holiday shopping honestly. They’ll brave the cold, long lines on Black Friday. They’ll put their list on layaway and put whatever they can toward it. And sometimes, they’ll watch their loved one’s   Read More


People Who Steal: Revealing Quotes from Offender Interviews

People Who Steal: Revealing Quotes from Offender Interviews

The Loss Prevention Research Council conducts more than 100 in-person interviews with active shoplifters each year. Much of what they say pertains to whether they see/get/fear a particular theft deterrent. Other comments and musings reveal unexpected thought patterns and rationales put forth by people who steal.

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