Retail Security and Shrinkage Protection


  • Philip Purpura, CPP, Florence Darlington Technical College, Florence Darlington Technical College, Florence, SC, U.S.

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.
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Book information

  • Published: April 1993
  • ISBN: 978-0-7506-9274-8

Table of Contents

Introduction: retailing and the problem of loss; Prerequisites to security; Legal aspects of retail security; Problems and countermeasures: job applicant screening and training; Protection at the point-of-sale; Internal losses andcountermeasures; Investigation of internal losses and shoplifting; Store design and physical security; Burglary and robbery countermeasures; Risk management; Special problems.