Retail Security and Loss Prevention Solutions

Author: Alan Greggo
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781420090086
Format: PDF, ePub
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Employee theft amounts to roughly $36.6 billion retail dollars lost annually, according to a 2008 National Retail Security Survey, and accounts for approximately 42.7 % of all retail losses. Each year organizations spend millions of dollars on theft detection/prevention devices yet still incur losses at the hands of their own employees; begging the question not of how theft occurs, but why. Discussing the concept of the Theft Triangle (opportunity, motivation, and insufficient deterrents), Retail Security and Loss Prevention Solutions investigates motivational factors that contribute to loss and describes philosophies that can change the entire spectrum of employee dishonesty. It cites the revolutionary approach adopted by the New York Subway System, demonstrating that by changing the overall presentation of the business and contending with the factors preceding the crime, the crime itself can be avoided. As the title "Loss Prevention Professional" implies, the intention is to stop the damage before it occurs. To this end, chapters discuss behaviors that precede a loss event, theoretical perspectives and research on employee deviance and motivation, and methods to control employee dishonesty through deterrents as well as ethical infrastructures. Detailing the intricacies of the Loss Prevention Profession and the myriad skills involved such as accounting, forensics, fraud detection, human behavior analysis, and interview/interrogation skills, the authors give advice on how to select the right individuals for the job and how to build a Loss Prevention department. They employ real life case studies and interviews and discuss the problems and solutions for the future of loss prevention as a whole.

Handbook of Loss Prevention and Crime Prevention

Author: Lawrence Fennelly
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0123852498
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The Handbook of Loss Prevention and Crime Prevention, 5e, is a trusted resource for physical security professionals, students, and candidates for the coveted Certified Protection Professional (CPP) certification administered by ASIS International. The U.S. government recently announced that employees will have to obtain CPP certification to advance in their careers. Edited by the security practitioner and author Lawrence Fennelly, this handbook gathers in a single volume the key information on each topic from eminent subject-matter experts. Taken together, this material offers a range of approaches for defining security problems and tools for designing solutions in a world increasingly characterized by complexity and chaos. The 5e adds cutting-edge content and up-to-the-minute practical examples of its application to problems from retail crime to disaster readiness. Covers every important topic in the field, including the latest on wireless security applications, data analysis and visualization, situational crime prevention, and global security standards and compliance issues Required reading for the certification DHS selected for its infrastructure security professionals Each chapter is contributed by a top security professional with subject-matter expertise

Retail Security and Loss Prevention

Author: Read Hayes
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN: 1483296008
Format: PDF, ePub
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RETAIL SECURITY AND LOSS PREVENTION is an invaluable reference for both retail and security professionals. Using step-by-step plans, this book helps the reader design and implement cost-effective loss control programs. It details an easy-to-follow proven process.

Loss Prevention Guide for Retail Businesses

Author: Rudolph C. Kimiecik
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471076360
Format: PDF
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It's no secret that most small retail businesses don't have the budgets to take elaborate and expensive security measures against break-ins, robberies, shoplifting, employee theft, and civil unrest. Criminals know it as well as you do—and they know how to take advantage of weaknesses you may not even notice until it's too late. But there are many inexpensive steps you can take to tighten in-store security; reduce the risk of harm to yourself, your customers, and your employees; improve your store's physical security; detect fraud and theft, and generally make it tougher for criminals to take advantage of you. In this invaluable guide, retail security expert Rudolph Kimiecik examines a broad range of external and internal security problems and prescribes affordable, sustainable solutions that will make a real difference in the safety, security, and profitability of your business. From procedures for opening and closing your store, making bank deposits, and dealing with emergencies, to selecting alarm and lock systems, key control, and deterrent lighting, Kimiecik helps you pinpoint the areas in which you are most vulnerable and shore them up with a judicious mixture of common sense, procedural control, and reasonable expenditure. Copious illustrations and figures help you familiarize yourself with security hardware, and unbiased evaluations make it easier to select the products that are right for your business. End-of-chapter checklists and sample forms enable you to organize your approach to each security issue. Kimiecik also provides helpful guidelines on how to spot, detain, interview, and arrest suspected shoplifters; evaluate checks and credit cards; identify counterfeit currency; thwart con artists; and detect fraud of every stripe. An important section on armed robbery shows you steps you can take to minimize your risk of robbery, how to behave while a robbery is in progress, and what to do once the robber has fled. A similar section covers burglaries. An entire chapter on internal loss prevention provides valuable tips on hiring trustworthy employees, preventing and detecting employee theft, and training staff members to be part of your security effort. Written in a clear, jargon-free style and organized for easy reference, Loss Prevention Guide for Retail Businesses speaks directly to you, the small business owner or manager, in language you understand. It shows you how to identify and take direct control of your store's security problems and keep your business safe, secure, and profitable. "I can't afford a corporate security staff! What can I do to protect my business?" If you've ever heard yourself saying these words . . . if you just can't afford all the full-blown protective services that alarm companies, locksmiths, and security guard agencies have to offer . . . if you're worried that shoplifters, con artists, burglars, and dishonest employees know more about in-store security than you do, you need this book. Retail security expert Rudolph C. Kimiecik gives you clear, unbiased, extremely practical advice on the entire spectrum of retail security issues: personal safety, physical security, and internal and external loss. He shows you how to identify your vulnerabilities, implement procedures to reduce risk, detect theft and fraud, and make your business a less attractive target for criminals. Unbiased evaluations of security hardware help you select the products that are right for your business End-of-chapter checklists and sample forms enable you to organize your approach to each security issue Helpful guidelines show you how to spot, detain, interview, and arrest suspected shoplifters; evaluate checks and credit cards; identify counterfeit currency; thwart con artists; detect fraud of every stripe; and minimize your risk of armed robbery An entire chapter on internal loss prevention provides valuable tips on hiring trustworthy employees, preventing and detecting employee theft, and training staff members to be part of your security effort

Security and Loss Prevention

Author: Philip Purpura
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN: 0128117966
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Security and Loss Prevention: An Introduction, Seventh Edition, provides introductory and advanced information on the security profession. Security expert, Phil Purpura, CPP, includes updates on security research, methods, strategies, technologies, laws, issues, statistics and career options, providing a comprehensive and interdisciplinary book that draws on many fields of study for concepts, strategies of protection and research. The book explains the real-world challenges facing security professionals and offers options for planning solutions. Linking physical security with IT security, the book covers internal and external threats to people and assets and private and public sector responses and issues. As in previous editions, the book maintains an interactive style that includes examples, illustrations, sidebar questions, boxed topics, international perspectives and web exercises. In addition, course instructors can download ancillaries, including an instructor’s manual with outlines of chapters, discussion topics/special projects, essay questions, and a test bank and PowerPoint presentation for each chapter. Covers topics including Enterprise Security Risk Management, resilience, the insider threat, active assailants, terrorism, spies, the Internet of things, the convergence of physical security with IT security, marijuana legalization, and climate change. Emphasizes critical thinking as a tool for security and loss prevention professionals who must think smarter as they confront a world filled with many threats such as violence, cyber vulnerabilities, and security itself as a soft target. Utilizes end-of-chapter problems that relate content to real security situations and issues. Serves both students and professionals interested in security and loss prevention for a wide variety of operations—industrial, critical infrastructure sectors, retail, healthcare, schools, non-profits, homeland security agencies, criminal justice agencies, and more.

Retail Crime Security and Loss Prevention

Author: Charles A. Sennewald
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0080560822
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Retail Crime, Security, and Loss Prevention is destined to become the "go to" source of crime- and loss prevention- related information in the retail industry. Written and edited by two nationally recognized retail security experts and enhanced with 63 contributions by others who contribute expertise in specialized areas, this book provides over 150 definitions of loss prevention terms, and discusses topics ranging from accident investigations, counterfeit currency, emergency planning, and workplace violence to vendor frauds. No other single work contains such a wealth of retail security information. The co-authors are Charles “Chuck” Sennewald, CSC, CPP former Director of Security at The Broadway Department Stores, a major division of Carter Hawley Hale Stores, Inc., founder of the IAPSC and author of numerous security industry books, and John Christman, CPP, former VP and Director of Security for Macy's West. They have put in one book a wealth of information, techniques, procedures and source material relative to retail crime and loss prevention which will prove an invaluable reference work for professionals at all levels within the industry. Tables, current industry figures, and statistics fully articulate the impact of loss prevention and theft in the retail setting Case examples from the authors' own experience illustrate real-world problems and connect theory to practice The most complete book available on retail security

Introduction to Private Security

Author: John Dempsey
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0534558739
Format: PDF, ePub
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Interested in a career in private security? With Dempsey's timely book, you'll gain real-world insight into today's field. Dempsey explains the role of private security in the context of a society highly aware of criminal activity and terrorism, and also addresses your practical concerns -How do I get a job? What kinds of jobs are available to me, and what responsibilities will I have? What skills do I need? As you read, you'll also learn about the ethics and professionalism expected of you, and the vital role that you'll play in partnering with public law enforcement in the solution to your community's problems. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Competitive Advantage Fixing Small Business Security and Safety Problems

Author: Bill Wise Cpp
Publisher: Bill Wise CPP
ISBN: 0578004690
Format: PDF, ePub
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Competitive Advantage - NEW THIRD EDITION! Where you can learn how the loss prevention policies, procedures and programs used by large international corporations can be adapted to fit any sized organization...even yours! Can your business gain a Competitive Advantage through a Loss Prevention Program? Every business with employees, retail customers, deals with cash and inventory; factors in "shrink" as an ordinary business write-off. This "planned loss" can be greatly minimized through proper loss prevention tactics and tools. The result is an increase in dollars to the bottom line. Businesses that generate more profits gain a Competitive Advantage! This book will tell you how to do it. As a business owner, it's the best $39.95 you will ever spend!

Protection Security and Safeguards

Author: Dale L. June
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439869545
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Much has changed on the security landscape since the last edition of this book was published in 2000. Today’s security personnel face greater demands than ever before and are expected to be more highly trained and educated. Updated to reflect the heightened security climate of the current age, Protection, Security, and Safeguards: Practical Approaches and Perspectives, Second Edition offers a critical survey of the field, introduces proven procedures, and explores the latest advances for security practitioners. Highlights of the book include: Psychological perspectives on security issues The professional requirements of security officers and executive protection agents Case studies of unusual security scenarios Guidance on performing a threat assessment under immediate situations Workplace violence prevention and response programs The role of security consultants Defensive tactics for protecting clients and personal self-defense Residence security, airline security, corporate investigations, and motorcade procedures Real stories from K-9 handlers Safeguards against identity theft and counterfeiting Tips on getting hired as a security professional Edited by a former U.S. Secret Service Agent, the book includes contributions from professionals in all walks of the security industry. The diverse array of topics in this volume provide a scintillating view of the challenging field of security and the people who make up today’s security workforce.