Description

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.

Key Features

* 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

Readership

Retail security industry professionals; corporate security managers; risk assessment, loss prevention, and liability professionals; private security consultants; students in security and criminal justice programs)

Table of Contents

Dedication

About the Authors

Contributors

Preface

Introduction

A

Academic Programs

Alarm Systems

Amateur Shoplifters

Asphyxia

Auras (Guilt Auras)

Award Programs

B

Badges and Identification Cards

Balancing a Cash Register

Bank Deposits

Best Practice: Shoplifting

Bomb Threats

BURGLARY (24-hour stores, e.g., Convenience Stores, Gas Stations, Drug, Grocery, and Liquor Stores)

C

Cables

Case Management and Electronic Incident Reporting

Cash Control: Automated

Cash Office Security

Cash Register Manipulations

CCTV: An Historical Perspective in Retailing

Celebrity Appearances and Special Events

Celebrity and other “Sensitive” Arrest

Chase/Chasing Policy

Check Fraud

Citizen’s Arrest (Private Person’s Arrest)

Civil Disturbances

Civil Recovery

Civil Restitution

Collusion

Company Property

Concessionaires and Tenants

Conditional (Controlled) Release

Conscience Letters

Consent to Search

Contract Security in Retail Environments

Counterfeit Currency

Courtroom Appearance and Testimony

Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED)

Customer Accident Investigations

Cybersecurity Rules for the Retail Industry

D

Discount Violations

Displays

Distribution Centers/Warehouses

Docks (Receiving and Shipping)

Documentation

Drug Store Loss Prevention

Drug Testing

Drugs in the Workplace

E

Emergency Planning for Retail Businesses

Emergency Exits

Employee Fraud

Employee Handbook

Employee Purchases and Package Control

Employee Theft and Misconduct

Entrapment

Escort Policy and Procedure

E

Details

No. of pages:
704
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2008
Published:
Imprint:
Butterworth-Heinemann
eBook ISBN:
9780080560823
Print ISBN:
9780123705297

About the authors

Charles Sennewald

Charles “Chuck” Sennewald CSC, CPP, is an independent security management consultant and expert witness and the author of numerous Butterworth-Heinemann titles, including "Effective Security Management"; "Security Consulting"; "Retail Crime, Security and Loss Prevention: An Encyclopedic Reference;" "From the Files of a Security Expert Witness"; and earlier editions of this book "The Process of Investigation." Chuck is a graduate of California State University - Los Angeles with a BS degree in Police Science and Administration. Chuck is also the founder and first president of the International Association of Professional Security Consultants (IAPSC), and is a long-time member of ASIS International. He has lectured and is read in countries around the globe.

Affiliations and Expertise

Independent security management consultant, expert witness, and author, internationally based

John Christman

John Christman, CPP, is the former VP and Director of Security for Macy's West and is now a security consultant.

Affiliations and Expertise

Security consultant & former VP & Director of Security for Macy's West, Cardiff, CA, USA

Reviews

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... 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.--The Journal: The Voice of Law Enforcement, Vol. 14 No. 2, Summer 2008