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A Story of a Prolific Offender Traveling Through the Zones of Influence

The Loss Prevention Research Council (LPRC) has done a great job of highlighting research focused on the different Zones of Influence that offenders travel through when undertaking criminal activity. In this article we examine how a connected community can empower prevention across all Zones of Influence.
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Discussing the importance of technology for loss prevention teams

We sat down with the Profit Protection Forum to discuss the critical role technology plays in addressing retail crime.
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Using lessons from the GFC and Great Depression to help retain your LP Budget

The GFC and post-GFC period may provide the best blueprint as we look ahead to the impact of COVID-19 on the retail sector.
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Lessons from a Four-Star General

Learn how General Stanley McChrystal turned the tide of the war on terror in Iraq and Afghanistan by empowering his teams with intelligence, and how AP/LP teams across the world can benefit from his approach.
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How Loss Prevention can make the pivot from Cost Center to Profit Center in the new economy

The difference between the post-global financial crisis (GFC) economy and the post-Covid-19 economy will be significant, and for retailers and their Loss Prevention (LP) functions to survive and more importantly win in the new economy, a change in approach is needed.
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AP/LP is more important than ever

These unprecedented times are already creating new challenges for retailers and communities when it comes to crime. Many customers from across the world have asked us about the impacts that COVID-19 is having and will likely have on retail crime now and in the post-pandemic future.
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Will COVID-19 further accelerate the decriminalization of shoplifting in the US?

As we all know, prior to the COVID-19 pandemic the loss prevention (LP) industry was already in a dramatic shift due to the decriminalization of retail theft.
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The White Gold Epidemic

Anyone who works in loss prevention, knows that the majority of losses from theft aren’t a result of kids stealing candy bars, rather the result of organized retail crime (ORC) syndicates stealing specific goods to sell on the black market for profit.
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Me-Manuals: An Experiment in Over-sharing

Publishing a Me-Manual: What we've learnt from an experiement in over-sharing.
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New Study Examines Global Shrink Rates & Drivers

A recent report examining retail shrink rates around the globe has offered new insights on theft and shrink-related issues in 14 countries. We've summarised the key takeaways for you here.
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Understanding the Problem of Crime

Auror's CEO Phil Thomson shares his views on the pervasive nature of retail offending.
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Are ORC groups targeting your stores?

See how data and intel can help identify organised retail crime in this month's column from our data geek, Lucas Chan Andreassend.
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Share, Comply and Thrive: how to share information legally to fight crime

Privacy expert Gavin Smith examines the legal framework around privacy and sharing information between retailers for the purposes of crime prevention.