Shoplifting & Organized Retail Crime

Preventing and Dealing with Crime Events

Retail stores often seem to take the brunt of whatever malady that occurs—storms, flooding, hacking, and, of course, civil disobedience. Media headlines, communities, police,...
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Taking Control of the Situation – Part I

Ed. Note: This whitepaper is a sample from Victor's upcoming book, tentatively titled Training Ordinary People to be Everyday Heroes. For more information, please...
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Is There a Punishment for Shoplifting If Merchandise Is Recovered?

Many are under the assumption that a retailer does not sustain any damages if the merchandise stolen in a shoplifting incident is recovered in...

Retail Theft Victims and the Criminal Exception

Annually, retailers lose billions of dollars due to theft. In 2010, global retail shrinkage totaled $107.284 billion with shoplifting being the largest contributing factor....
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Shoplifting Principles to Remember

Whether you are a store manager, assistant manager or a plain clothes store detective you'll want to remember the following shoplifting principles as you...

Taking a CLEAR Approach to Greater Success against Retail Crime

Is there a down side to CLEAR? In the middle of a recession that has most retailers and law enforcement organizations taking a tight-fisted...
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Connecting Retailers to Combat Organized Retail Theft

Loss prevention has traditionally focused on shortage reduction through an emphasis on internal theft, external shoplifting, and operational controls. Resources to prevent these losses...
What Shoplifters Say about Stopping Shoplifting

What Shoplifters Say about Stopping Shoplifting

With all the advances in security measures, FBI Crime Index statistics show shoplifting offenses were up 13.3 percent in 1999 compared to 15 years ago. This...
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Organized Retail Theft

In Oliver Twist, Charles Dickens wrote about a group of youths from about 10 to 14 years of age who were formed into a...

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