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Getting Back to Business Safely

The goal here is to encourage phased, safe, confidence-building reestablishment of more typical daily living before millions of jobs are permanently gone.

Addressing Both Red and Green Customers in Zones 4 and 5

It’s really getting tight, and there’s just not a lot of room for error with intense pressure from rapidly evolving selling formats, evaporating consequence...
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Signature Alerts Help Deter Offenders to Minimize Losses

The sooner we know we have a problem, the better. And with tech sensors continually improving, we’re more capable than ever at deterring or disrupting a bad actor to minimize the damage they can do because we more rapidly know we have an issue.

To Detain or Not to Detain

Apprehension may or may not generate general and specific deterrence with some people. Detention can shame the offender or at least convince them to not try that crime again. Non-detention risks sending the message to those thieves and others aware of the policy that the store will not physically resist ongoing theft efforts. What does a retailer do?

Retailers, Solution Providers, Law Enforcement, and Students Collaborate on Retail Crime at LPRC Conference

Over 430 people made their way to the University of Florida’s Gainesville campus for the Loss Prevention Research Council’s 2019 Impact conference. The three-day event focused heavily on learning and collaboration, as well as research on evidence-based tactics and strategies to reduce retail crime and loss.

Chronic versus Acute

It’s always something—literally, retailers are always dealing with something. Retail enterprises are so attractive, complex, dispersed, and crowded, and provide so many opportunities for...

Protective Signage Research Seeks to Determine If Signage Impacts Theft and Customer Behavior

Protective signage is designed to credibly warn offenders that their contemplated criminal act will be quickly detected and seriously responded to. Signage can also prime or reinforce other interventions like CCTV or EAS. But do customers, and more importantly potential offenders, even notice signage and, if so, does it deter theft?

What’s in the Mind of a Retail Shoplifter? How Do We Scientifically Change It?

The Loss Prevention Retail Council recently launched it's latest initiate called LPRC Innovate. LPM contributor Tony D'Onofrio was there and provides details on his latest blog post. He also summaries two LPRC research surveys. One on self-checkout theft and a second on theft by opioid-abuse offenders.

Developing Prioritized Protective Strategies

Stay focused; we hear that a lot. But what should those charged with protecting people and places really fixate on? Criminologist Jerry Ratcliffe stresses...

Crime-Place Networks

Crime doesn't just happen; it happens at a place. And as we've discussed, that place, and surrounding places, help explain why the crime occurred....

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Promoting a culture of honesty requires implementing a strong employee theft policy and internal awareness program.

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Read this report to discover the history of retail security and get a glimpse at the rapidly evolving loss prevention profession.

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The safety of store associates, customers, and millions of dollars in potential litigation rely upon understanding these issues.

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This report shows how CCTV/video and alarm systems can enhance the safety and security of retail locations.