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. What follows are direct Read More
Judgment is everything for a loss prevention decision-maker. Good choices are a lot easier with good information—hence the Loss Prevention Research Council’s aim towards evidence-based loss prevention.
In earlier columns, I’ve discussed how critical it is to accurately diagnose the causes and dynamics of a problem to properly treat it using Read More
We have new CCTV cameras, but now what? This is the type of question we often hear. For example, do we primarily want the CCTV devices to deter offenders, detect attempts, or document them for trial and planning, or some combination? This distinction is huge because each CCTV use objective Read More
Cops and robbers. Good guys and bad guys. The dichotomy in the loss prevention world seems simple enough: bad people doing illegal things and good people trying to stop them. While the complexities of what makes a person good or bad are too extensive to debate here, one commonly assumed Read More
Paul Jaeckle, LPC, has been named vice president of asset protection at Meijer. Jaeckle was formerly the senior director of asset protection strategy and operations at Walmart Stores US.
He began his asset protection career with Walmart as a temporary associate in 1997—as Christmas help.
“It was when Walmart rolled out the Read More
Regardless of what your company sells, where you sell it, or your total store count, you as a loss prevention or asset protection professional must win. Life safety, frightened customers and team members, dangerously low margins, and liability are some of your business risks. Violence, theft, fraud, and even poor Read More
As we march closer to 2020, a few common themes have emerged among the research questions that the Loss Prevention Research Council (LPRC) receives from its membership base. While much of our research seeks to provide insight on whether introducing a new loss prevention technology solution or policy to your Read More
Leaders lead, of course, but what does that look like? What do successful leaders do? At the University of Florida (UF) and the Loss Prevention Research Council (LPRC), we’re looking at ways to improve LP/AP outcomes by enhancing decision-maker awareness and action tools. We’re also looking at how good leaders Read More
EDITOR’S NOTE: Scott Ziter is director of asset protection for Price Chopper Supermarkets based in Schenectady, New York. He began his career as a store detective with Stop & Shop where he rose through the organization to director of asset protection and then vice president of asset protection for Stop Read More
Here we are at the third and final installment of the first fifteen years of Loss Prevention magazine. I had indicated in the first two articles that part of the third article would include a future look at some of the most important loss prevention technologies and practices such as Read More