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Combating Retail Shrink with AI: Two Case Studies

Whether you are an AI skeptic or an enthusiast, these real-life scenarios illustrate the impact of AI and IoT and demonstrate ways for the retail industry to reimagine their loss prevention strategies with advanced technologies.
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RESEARCH: How Retailers Actually Use a Bag Searching Policy

Employee theft is a major problem for many employers in the United States, coming in at number two on the list of leading causes of inventory shrinkage (behind shoplifting/ORC), according to the 2018 National Retail Security Survey.
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Interview and Interrogation Training: The Letter of Explanation

A common question that comes up in training seminars is: "How the heck do we get that written statement?"
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What Does a Loss Prevention Associate Do?

Contemporary loss prevention professionals still maintain responsibility for retail security. But they also must handle employee theft issues, data protection, safety and risk management, inventory audits, legal compliance, and matters related to organized retail crime and fraud.
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Interview and Interrogation Training: Developing Admission

With each topic that you introduce, there might be a little bit of resistance. What do we need to do to decrease resistance? Build more credibility, show understanding, and eventually lead to another assumptive question.
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Interview and Interrogation Training: The Participatory Interview Video Series

The participatory approach is specifically used when there’s circumstantial evidence or that there’s a possibility that your subject might have an excuse, an explanation, so some type of alibi that may or may not be true.
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Interview and Interrogation Training: When Is the Investigation Over?

It's not uncommon for investigators to see the end goal of an investigation as the interview with the accused subject or involved subject.
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Interview and Interrogation Training: What Is the WZ Method?

The Wicklander-Zulawski (WZ) method is a non-confrontational interview that allows the interviewer to build credibility through a brief introductory statement—and then show understanding through rationalizing.
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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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6 Steps for Preventing Employee Theft of High-Value Property

To the extent possible, it’s good to keep high-value assets and critical material separate from employees, but that’s not always practical.
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