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Premises Security Liability: Here’s Why Reasoned Behavior Trumps Perfection
The odds are stacked heavily against any organization that does not take necessary premises security procedures to protect their employees, customers, and others.
Beyond the Usual Inventory Shrinkage Definition: Total Retail Loss
There is little consensus on what constitutes “loss” within the retail world nor how it should be measured. The terms “shrinkage” and “shortage” have been loosely applied to encapsulate some of the areas that generate loss, but they are not terms enjoying a clear and agreed-upon definition across the sector.
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?
RESEARCH: Retail Theft and Loss Prevention Analytics
Who shoplifts? There is no typical profile of a shoplifter. Based on our experience of interviewing offenders, shoplifters can be male or female, of any race, as young as five or well into their seventies.
Welcome to California: Still a Shoplifter’s Paradise?
One piece of good news for California prosecutors is AB1065, a bill that makes it easier to tackle organized retail crime (ORC). As of July 2018, the bill has moved through the legislature but needs a final push in the state senate to make it to the governor's desk.
Target Store Loss Prevention Programs
Target store loss prevention programs come in a variety of names, shapes, sizes, and formats.
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...
Flash Mob Robbery and the Retail Threat
What started out a few years ago as a phenomenon that used social networking sites to gather a group of people in a public...
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,...