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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.

Protective Signage Research

Protective signage is designed to credibly warn offenders that their contemplated criminal act will be quickly detected and seriously responded to. Signage can also...

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....

Opportunity Makes the Crime

"Location, location, location" has been used at least since the 1920s to make the key point about property-value differences. The same goes for sales...

Plan to Win

Every loss prevention and asset protection team puts together some kind of "plan to win." As we've discussed before, there is too much at...

Everything Is Connected

When we're looking to grow a business at the store or enterprise level, we should strive to envision that entity's place and role in...

Deterring Determined Offenders

Okay, it's not just complicated; it's complex. At least that's the opinion expressed by some tweeters recently. The "Twitterland" consensus seemed to suggest controlling...

Monitors or Locked Displays?

It's complicated. We don't want to overplay our hand here, but the role and responsibility of today's asset protection professionals is increasingly complex, and...

Offenders Adapt; So Must We

Whoa, what's that?! No way. That's a reaction we want from would-be offenders when thinking about initiating a crime attempt on our property.We're often...

Checklists Matter

Before starting an incision, confirm the patient’s identity. Clearly mark the exact surgical site. Ask about allergies. Discuss any anticipated blood loss. Introduce yourself...

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