Retail Security and Loss Prevention Solutions

Author: Alan Greggo
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781420090086
Format: PDF
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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.

Retail Security and Loss Prevention

Author: Read Hayes
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN: 1483296008
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.

Security and Loss Prevention

Author: Philip Purpura
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN: 0128117966
Format: PDF
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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.

Loss Prevention Guide for Retail Businesses

Author: Rudolph C. Kimiecik
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471076360
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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 stor’s security problems and keep your business safe, secure, and profitable.

Retail Security and Shrinkage Protection

Author: Philip P. Purpura
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN: 9780750692748
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book helps the reader to critically evaluate a security operation using modern research techniques. It focuses on all retail business security issues, emphasizing vulnerabilities, losses, and practical countermeasures to combat such crimes as internal theft and shoplifting. Coverage includes such key topics as: the impact of the Americans with Disabilities Act; proper testing procedures under Employee Polygraph Protection Act; Ernst and Young's Survey of Retail Loss Prevention Trends; and the National Retail Security Survey conducted by Security Magazine.

Retail Crime Security and Loss Prevention

Author: Charles A. Sennewald
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0080560822
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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

Loss Prevention and Security Procedures

Author: Robert J. Fischer
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN: 9780750696289
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This manual is intended to assist executive officers and loss prevention specialists in dealing with loss. While losses in an organization may originate from a variety of threats, including natural disasters, many assets are threatened by man, in the forms of violence, theft and fraud.

Handbook of Loss Prevention and Crime Prevention

Author: Lawrence Fennelly
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0123852498
Format: PDF, 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

Essentials of Modeling and Analytics

Author: David B. Speights
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351656031
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Essentials of Modeling and Analytics illustrates how and why analytics can be used effectively by loss prevention staff. The book offers an in-depth overview of analytics, first illustrating how analytics are used to solve business problems, then exploring the tools and training that staff will need in order to engage solutions. The text also covers big data analytical tools and discusses if and when they are right for retail loss prevention professionals, and illustrates how to use analytics to test the effectiveness of loss prevention initiatives. Ideal for loss prevention personnel on all levels, this book can also be used for loss prevention analytics courses.

New Loss Prevention

Author: A. Beck
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230250726
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Challenging existing ideas about not only what constitutes retail shrinkage, but also the approach that should be adopted to deal with it, it critically examines how current approaches to managing shrinkage are at best preventative, and how through operational excellence, organizations can reduce the impact it has on their profitability.