Shoplifting & Organized Retail Crime

Is ORC on the Rise? Just Ask Your Store Associates.

If organized retail crime (ORC) continues to plague retailers as recent studies indicate, why are some retailers cutting their ORC investigative staff and seemingly...
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Safeguard Marketing and Other Unorthodox Shoplifting Prevention Techniques

In an effort to boost sales—and fueled by technology—many retailers are embracing opportunities to enhance customer engagement. They are looking to strengthen bonds with...
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Exactly What Is a Shoplifter and How Much Do You Know?

When asked “What is a shoplifter?”, most readers of the LPM Insider probably have a pretty good idea of how to respond. I do...
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Online Sellers’ Red Flags Can Point to Fencing Crime

Perhaps the most widely known criminal on our radar is the fence. A fence is an individual who knowingly buys stolen property for later...
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Effective, Evidence-Based Retail Crime Prevention

Regardless of the protective progress retailers and solutions providers are making, thieves are still carrying off billions of dollars' worth of goods annually. While...

LPM Survey Results: That Store Clerk Had No Business Shooting a Suspected Shoplifter, Readers...

In last week’s LPM survey, we discussed a store clerk that ended up in jail after turning the tables on a theft suspect in...
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Does Concealment = Shoplifting?

It is a common misbelief among shoplifters that an individual must exit the store with unpurchased merchandise before being civilly liable for statutory civil...
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Case Preparation: The Key to Successful Shoplifter Prosecutions

The loss prevention associate finally caught them red-handed. For three months, he had been trying to catch these shoplifters in the act. This time,...
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Juvenile Shoplifting Consequences: According to the Research

While society often imagines the shoplifter as someone stealing food or toiletries out of necessity to survive, often this is not the case. In...

ORC Is Worrisome, Worsening…And at Risk of Becoming Ignored?

Organized retail crime (ORC) is a significant source of loss for US retailers. Exactly how significant is notoriously difficult to tease out, but new...
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