The Loss Prevention Research Council (LPRC) has released their 2018 research agenda, containing 60 planned projects for the year. LPRC research scientists will collaborate with retail members and solution partners to complete these research projects, which will be presented at the LPRC annual IMPACT conference.
The agenda is publicly available on Read More
Sticky myths and slippery truths: these five fallacies can derail a good loss prevention strategy. Read More
By John Wilson
If connectivity in today’s digital world represents “everything,” then surely the opposite must be true of disconnectivity.
As we immerse ourselves in the 21st century and the Internet of Things—the symbiosis between design and device—and live our lives according to the new laws of online and omni-channel retailing that are but Read More
In an industry as dynamic as retail, asset protection leaders have long been faced with the daunting task of keeping pace with the changing landscape of the industry. This has never been more true than it is today.
Safeguarding company assets is no longer synonymous with simply catching shoplifters and requires Read More
Whoa, what’s that?! No way. That’s a reaction we want from would-be offenders when thinking about initiating a crime attempt on our property.
We’re often told to adjust, adapt, and overcome as we grow up. Life comes at us fast and from a lot of angles. So part of our hardwiring Read More
Two US retail chains participated in an extensive study of how to select individuals most likely to win as in-store loss prevention specialists (store detectives or “SDs”). The report is based on a very rigorous job domain and performance analysis process and should also provide practical input for retailers. Following 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
Interviewing active shoplifters is the most interesting part of my job. For an hour, I speak as seldom as I can. I listen, and I observe. What they have to say is fascinating. Their actions and mannerisms weave together with their words like a code waiting to be cracked. Why Read More