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Adrian Beck, Walter Palmer, and Colin Peacock
Beck is a professor in the criminality department of the University of Leciester in the UK, where he is primarily focused on research on retail crime and shrinkage issues. He can be reached at bna (at) le (dot) ac (dot) uk. Palmer is CEO/president of PCG Solutions, a loss prevention consulting, training, and education firm. He can be reached at wpalmer (at) pcgsolutions (dot) com. Peacock is a visiting fellow at the University of Leicester and strategic coordinator for both the ECR Europe Shrinkage and On-shelf Availability Group and the Retail Industry Leaders Association Asset Protection Leaders Council in the United States. He can be reached at colinpeacock (at) hotmail (dot) co (dot) uk. All are frequent contributors to LP Magazine, both the US and Europe editions.
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