Shopping center trespassers are unwanted customers that can interfere with the safe operation of a shopping center or mall. Let’s face it, no one wants to shop in an environment that is perceived to … [Read more...]
Shoplifting Facts – What Does Theft at Retail Stores Really Cost Us?
Shoplifting Facts. A crime occurs when someone steals merchandise offered for sale in a retail store. To commit shoplifting one must "intend" to permanently deprive the merchant of the value of the … [Read more...]
Shoplifter Profiling – Do Retail Loss Prevention Agents Use Profiling?
Shoplifter Profiling. The media often asks me if retail store loss-prevention agents use “profiling” tactics as a means of determining which customers are most likely to steal. The answer is … [Read more...]
Shoplifting Excessive Force – How Not to Make a Shoplifter Detention
Shoplifting excessive force. I witnessed a classic example of excessive force against a petty theft shoplifter. The shoplifter fell after a head tackle and was in obvious pain. He was bleeding … [Read more...]
Shoplifting Probable Cause – 6 Steps to Reduce False Arrest Claims
Shoplifting Probable Cause. As a rule of thumb, to establish a solid base for probable cause, and reduce false arrest claims, there are six universally accepted steps that a merchant should follow … [Read more...]