The extent to which retail investigations have been transformed by analytics is a good reflection of just how quickly things move in a technology age. LP execs from Bloomingdale’s, Safeway, Home Depot, Designer Brands, Best Buy, and Walmart weigh in on the evolution of investigations.
Loss prevention is a moving target. Every time a new retail strategy is put in place, such as buy online, pick up in store (BOPIS), it’s up to loss prevention professionals to devise countermeasures to combat the new theft opportunities that arise. Best Buy, Acme Markets, and Wegmans loss prevention executives give their recommendations.
Over 279,000 shoplifters and dishonest employees were apprehended in 2018 by just 20 large retailers who recovered over $114 million from these thieves, according...
The great thing about the enticement question is that we can use it regardless of whether we have any evidence. The wording of the question thus becomes very important.
Employee theft is a major problem for many employers in the United States, coming in at number two on the list of leading causes of inventory shrinkage (behind shoplifting/ORC), according to the 2018 National Retail Security Survey.
A common question that comes up in training seminars is: "How the heck do we get that written statement?"
In situations where a subject reverts to “I don’t remember,” it is generally a means of defending himself without having to admit to participation in a particular act.
With each topic that you introduce, there might be a little bit of resistance. What do we need to do to decrease resistance? Build more credibility, show understanding, and eventually lead to another assumptive question.
The participatory approach is specifically used when there’s circumstantial evidence or that there’s a possibility that your subject might have an excuse, an explanation, so some type of alibi that may or may not be true.
It's not uncommon for investigators to see the end goal of an investigation as the interview with the accused subject or involved subject.