Tag: theft by employees


Forty Years of Researching Retail Loss Prevention

Forty Years of Researching Retail Loss Prevention

Editor’s Note: Richard “Dick” Hollinger, PhD, is a professor at the University of Florida in Gainesville who studies employee dishonesty and has overseen the National Retail Security Survey for the past twenty-five years. As he nears retirement, Dr. Hollinger reflects on the changes he has observed in the loss prevention   Read More


Perspective on the Cost of Fraud in Retail

Security issues surrounding e-commerce and m-commerce (mobile) have earned quite a bit of attention from the press during the past year and rightly so. LexisNexis recently published its sixth annual study that values the actual cost of fraud borne by US retailers. Entitled “The True Cost of Fraud 2014” (lexisnexis.com),   Read More


MGM MIRAGE: Roll the Dice, Bad Guys Lose

MGM MIRAGE: Roll the Dice, Bad Guys Lose

Aspiring shoplifters should be advised that the odds for getting away with shoplifting at one of MGM MIRAGE’s 105 Las Vegas retail shops are very low—probably lower than the chances of hitting the largest jackpot on Megabucks. That’s due in large measure to the efforts of the MGM MIRAGE loss   Read More


An Academic Approach to LP

An Academic Approach to LP

EDITOR’S NOTE: Richard C. Hollinger, Ph.D. is a professor in the Department of Criminology, Law and Society at the University of Florida in Gainesville. He is also the director of the Security Research Project, an academic research institute that focuses exclusively on retail loss prevention and security issues, including conducting the annual National Retail Security Survey. 

Dr.   Read More