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Armed Robbery Prevention—When It’s an Inside Job

As long as a retailer’s doors are open for business, there is risk of of a store robbery. If this is the case, how are we to be proactive in armed robbery prevention?
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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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The Moral, Societal, and Legal Obligation for Workplace Theft Prevention

At first, this may seem like an issue that involves only the retailer. However, the decision to ignore generally accepted cash and merchandise controls has far-reaching implications.
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Today’s Need for Retailers to Engage with NASP to Prevent Shoplifting

Today, more than ever, retailers need solutions to address the ever-growing problem of shoplifting and theft. The criminal justice system has not been effective in solving this. [Sponsored Post]
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Conducting Telephone Interviews for Theft Investigations

How was I going to secure an admission if I couldn’t look the employee in the eyes, observe his body language, and gauge deception in all the ways interviewers are traditionally trained?

Shoplifting Response, Reaction, and Recourse

Since the earliest days of organized retail, there has been a recognition of the unique exposure that retailers have to crime and loss. We...
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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.

RESULTS ARE IN: The LPM Insider Survey

Last week's LPM Insider survey asked whether respondents thought they were earning a fair wage for the work they do. One reader commented, "Companies that are too tight with their money lose loyalty, and then their best people. Then they wonder why. The door swings both ways."

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