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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....

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...

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