In 2017, Adrian Beck, professor in the criminology department at the University of Leicester, published a piece in Security Journal outlining a new conceptual typology regarding loss. Beck argues that “shrink” is an antiquated term that lacks a clear definition in the retail industry. [Editor’s Note: Beck published a piece
About the Author
Stuart Strome, Ph.D.
Strome is a research scientist with the Loss Prevention Research Council (LPRC). Strome received his Ph.D. in political science from the University of Florida in 2014. Before joining the LPRC, he worked for the University of Florida Institute for Agriculture, where his research examined environmental determinants of health behavior, and formulating and evaluating solutions to mitigate food insecurity in food deserts. Strome specializes in survey research, research design and methodology, and human behavioral science, and has been published in peer-reviewed journals, including Foreign Policy Analysis and the International Quarterly of Community Health Education. He continues to teach political science courses at both the University of Florida and Santa Fe College.