I am constantly on the lookout for research studies conducted on the subject of theft by employees. A few years ago, I came across a study conducted by Kessler International, a forensic accounting and investigative firm. In a press release from 2013, I found that Kessler had conducted an anonymous Read More
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Agilence recently announced 20/20 Rx™, a new pharmacy analytics software designed to support the specific needs of pharmacies and retailers with pharmacy departments. With input from industry leaders including customers like Rite Aid, 20/20 Rx brings visibility and business insight to pharmacy operations. Built on the foundation of Agilence’s 20/20 Data Read More
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
Theft by employees, of both stock and cash, is now among retailers’ top three areas of concern, according to the US Retail Fraud Survey 2015.
The Survey reveals that alongside online fraud and return fraud, internal theft is a major area of concern for retailers and the biggest area of store Read More
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
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
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