Shoplifting & Organized Retail Crime

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Organized Retail Crime Associations: The Complete List

Successful organized retail crime associations are typically independent, multi-jurisdictional, customer-centric, and a recognized non-profit to be best positioned to lead the public/private partnership and combat ORC.
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Why Retailers Must Invest in Their Communities to Stop Shoplifting

Criminal justice and police look at [shoplifting] like a nuisance crime, and society often views it as harmless. As a result, it is rarely addressed effectively. [Sponsored]
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Shoplifting: A Gateway Crime?

Seventy-nine percent of criminal and juvenile justice professionals believe, based on their experience with offenders, that shoplifting is a "gateway" crime.
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Why Does It Feel Good to Shoplift?

It's commonly understood that shoplifting can be a thrill-seeking behavior. It's like a little game you play with the store.
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Shedding Light on Retail Theft Statistics

The NRSS indicates that shoplifting accounted for 35.7 percent of the reported shrink in 2017, which is down from 39.3 percent in 2016.
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How to Catch Someone Stealing without the Use of Excessive Force

More than lecture, video, or online instruction and pen-and-pencil testing, situational exercises or scenario training provides supervisors with a picture of how ready an officer is to handle an event.
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Prevent Shoplifting and Theft with…Music?

In one experiment, Barry Manilow music was broadcast through loudspeakers located in a local parking lot every night between 9 pm and midnight on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
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Organized Retail Crime Methods: The Booster-Fence Ecosystem

Organized retail crime methods are a part of the retail marketplace, and they operate under the same basic principles as retailers. There is an opportunity to make a profit by supplying a demand, so various ORC players take it upon themselves to become the suppliers.
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The Texas Organized Retail Crime Association: A Shared Vision

In early 2017, a small group of retail loss prevention professionals and local law enforcement officers assembled in the Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) market to discuss organized retail crime (ORC).
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When It Comes to Misdemeanor Shoplifting, Criminal Justice Has Left the Building

It is clear that retailers can no longer rely solely on criminal justice to impose proven effective sanctions aimed at reducing repeat offenses for shoplifting offenders. [Sponsored]

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