What: FREE Webinar
When: Now On Demand
The Science of Shoplifting and How Crime Prevention Begins Before Customers Enter a Retail Store
When you think of retail theft, you might envision teenagers shoplifting candy bars. It’s a much larger problem than that. Theft and fraud cost U.S. retailers billions in annual losses, as well as generating violence. Shoplifting also drives up prices for paying customers and filling the coffers of gangs and terrorist organizations. In cities around the United States, a growing number of violent drug store robberies are putting employees and customers at risk, while data breaches siphon off in minutes what would take years to steal from stores.
After attending this Webinar, attendees should be able to:
- Identify and recognize why and how retail theft, by both shoplifters and employees, continues to plague the retail industry.
- Gather information on how Dr. Hayes is working with active offenders and using the See – Get – Fear philosophy of theft to analyze why thieves steal and specifically, how they do it.
- Evaluate the outcomes of the studies done in the UF/LPRC Innovation Lab to look at retail crime the way doctors look at disease, including the height of the shelves to the placement of the cash registers and how they influence criminal decision-making, in addition to how innovations are tested in theft prevention, watching how customers and criminals react.
- Assess the benefits of the working group that Tom Meehan chairs to mitigate fraud, theft and violence in Bloomingdale’s stores.