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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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Top Takeaways from Two Studies on Lying and Cultural Differences

Since 1980, the percentage of people in the United States who primarily speak a language other than English has grown by 158 percent, while the nation’s overall population has risen by a comparatively modest 37 percent.
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LPM Insider’s Top 5 Employee Theft Articles of 2018

Employee lawsuits over bag checks, expanding theft admissions, and the reasons why good investigators fail: these topics were of great interest to LPM Insider readers this year.
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How to Expand Admissions in Employee Theft Cases

It is rare for an associate to be caught the first time they engage in dishonest behavior. When a person is caught the very first time they steal, it is likely they have been involved in a pattern of theft activity elsewhere.

Criminological Theory and Loss Prevention

This post is designed to provide a theoretical context for understanding the psychological and social forces that drive people to become criminals, how criminogenic opportunities can be reduced, as well as where analytics fits into loss prevention.
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Rapport-Building Techniques: The Power of Connection

Using rapport-building techniques with the subject can aid in gleaning information that can help identify and build rationalizations to be used later in the interview process. Establishing a rapport is a critical part of the interview, helping to build trust and injecting a certain level of serenity into the process.
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Studies on Lying and Cultural Differences

Since 1980, the percentage of people in the United States who primarily speak a language other than English has grown by 158 percent while...

Fraud Detection Techniques Using Big Data

Deep inside the data warehouses of companies across the world, billions of dollars are trapped in the subtle variations between the binary 0s and...
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The Evolving Impact of Return Fraud and Abuse

The concept of the retail return is a relatively new phenomenon. In the mid- to late-twentieth century, retailers began accepting returned merchandise as an...
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Fifteen Years of Loss Prevention

Based on another project, I have spent two months combing over every issue of Loss Prevention magazine. Being a reader from the very beginning...

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