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Exactly What Is a Shoplifter and How Much Do You Know?

The crime of shoplifting is as old as shopping itself. The first documented cases of shoplifting took place in 16th-century London and involved groups of men called “lifters” (early organized retail crime?).
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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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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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You Can’t Make This Stuff Up – March 2018

The notorious Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was convicted on ten separate federal counts, including narcotics trafficking.
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Alleged Shoplifter Stabs Uniformed Guard, Gets Shot… Twice

A uniformed security officer and a shoplifter both continue to recover after a violent confrontation outside a Tennessee  Walgreens Thursday morning. According to Metro...

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