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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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CASE STUDY: The Rent-A-Center Loss Prevention Challenge

“Deprive a thief of a safe and ready market for his goods; and he is undone.”

Retailers and Solution Providers Collaborate on Retail Research at 2018 LPRC Impact Conference

One of the highlights for senior loss prevention executives was a private luncheon with three University of Florida scientists who discussed research into omni-channel retailing, the effects of fear of crime on shopping behavior, and reducing corporate digital threats.
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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...

Wrestling with Total Loss

In 2017, Adrian Beck, professor in the criminology department at the University of Leicester, published a piece in Security Journal outlining a new conceptual...
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Benefit Denial: A Core Principle of Crime Prevention

Rent-A-Center's primary loss prevention challenge stems from its business model. The rent-to-own company allows people who are low on funds or credit to rent...

Winning Loss Prevention

We always want to win, not just execute. In fact, we must win. When LP loses, life safety, brand image, and financial performance are...
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Product Protection

Joe, a would-be thief, couldn’t believe his luck. Here was a store willing to hand him a brand new state-of-the-art smartphone with no credit...

Information Dominance

Intelligence drives the fight. Ask General George Washington. In fact, ask anyone battling an adversary. Good, accurate, current intel and definition makes the total...
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Breaking the Retail Shrinkage Life Cycle

For those of who have been in the loss prevention business for a number of years, you are surely familiar with the retail shrinkage...

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Promoting a culture of honesty requires implementing a strong employee theft policy and internal awareness program.

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Read this report to discover the history of retail security and get a glimpse at the rapidly evolving loss prevention profession.

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The safety of store associates, customers, and millions of dollars in potential litigation rely upon understanding these issues.

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This report shows how CCTV/video and alarm systems can enhance the safety and security of retail locations.