Evidence-Based Loss Prevention: Factors Affecting the Validity and Reliability of Loss Prevention Research
Throughout history, individuals, groups, and organizations have gone to great lengths to protect members of their communities and their property. This need for security arises from a simple fact best summarized by the philosopher Roger Scruton – “good things are easily destroyed, but not easily created.” This is as true today as it was a millennium ago – a tribe could work an entire planting season to have their harvest ransacked by others.
Today, many retailers have spent years, decades, and even centuries building good things – businesses and brands that satisfy the needs and wants of the public through mutually beneficial trade. If organizations do not use effective strategies to secure their facilities and prevent losses of all kinds, they risk financial ruin.
The revamped Knowledge Center matches the functionality of our current LPRC app, including an improved platform to explore relevant LP/AP & retail research, offender interviews, and working group spaces. LPRC members will also have access to:
Curated news feed from top industry sources
Team reporting for organization leaders
Learning modules to earn CEUs towards recertification (Coming soon)
Resources page for additional materials such as slide deck and infographics
General Stanley McChrystal joins the Global Retail Crime Summit
A transformational leader with a remarkable record of achievement, General Stanley McChrystal was called “one of America’s greatest warriors” by Secretary of Defense Robert Gates. He is widely praised for launching a revolution in warfare by leading a comprehensive counter-terrorism organization that fused intelligence and operations, redefining the way military and government agencies interact.
From 2003 to 2008, McChrystal commanded the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) - responsible for leading the nation's deployed military counterterrorism efforts around the globe. His leadership of JSOC is credited with the 2003 capture of Saddam Hussein and the 2006 location and killing of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the leader of al-Qaeda in Iraq. In June 2009, McChrystal received his fourth star and assumed command of all international forces in Afghanistan.
Recognizing the parallels and challenges faced by today's retail AP/LP and Law Enforcement, hear first hand how his focus on intelligence empowers teams, and its applicability to the current environment we all find ourselves in.
Upcoming Webinar - The Science of Crime and Deterrence in Retail
Thursday, July 23, 2020 | 1:00 PM ET
The LPRC is teaming up with Axis Communications to explore the mind of a criminal and how to prepare for and deter threats in an upcoming webinar called The Science of Crime and Deterrence in Retail. We hope you’ll join our own, Read Hayes, as he discusses these topics with Hedgie Bartol, Segment Development Manager of Retail at Axis.
LPRC CrimeScience COVID-19 Series Episode - Weekly Update
In this LPRC CrimeScience COVID-19 Series episode, Read Hayes, Tom Meehan, and Tony D’onofrio discuss LPRC initiatives, mask requirements, contact tracing & privacy, credit card fraud, Australia’s state-based cyber attack, global retail sales data, and the relationship between physical stores & online shopping.
What is the LPRC CrimeScience COVID-19 Series?
In this new weekly segment of CrimeScience, industry experts discuss how retailers are coping with the changes and impacts the Coronavirus pandemic is having on the retail loss prevention industry. Dr. Read Hayes covers LPRC initiatives related to the pandemic, Tom Meehan, CFI reviews risk and vulnerabilities in technology and Tony D’Onofrio discusses the ‘new normal’ from current events every Thursday.