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Stephanie Lin is a research scientist with the Loss Prevention Research Council. She has been with the organization for over three years. Lin's background is in experimental design, survey methodology, and statistical modeling. At the LPRC, she facilitates the retail fraud, violent crime, and data analytics working groups and has conducted dozens of research projects where she interviewed hundreds of customers, offenders, and associates to help LP professionals evaluate the effectiveness of AP technologies and enhance deployment strategies.

Return Fraud: An Analysis of a Chicago ORC Group

LPRC researchers discovered an organized retail crime (ORC) ring based out of Chicago and were able to investigate this group closely to learn more about their return methods and routines.
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Violent Crime Prevention: Innovations from Anti-Violence Summits

Leveraging the Loss Prevention Research Council's (LPRC's) five zones of influence framework, many retailers implement solutions at each layer of the zones to reduce opportunities or incentives for violence.
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Offender Perspectives on Self-Checkout Theft

Unfortunately, the convenient self-checkout option is popular among genuine customers and fraudsters alike. Read this article, then check out the video for clips from actual LPRC offender interviews on the subject.
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