Private investigators and detectives are sometimes called in to investigate corporate crimes such as internal theft or corporate espionage. Loss prevention deals with reducing the amount of theft or shrinkage of inventory in a business. Retailers also refer to loss prevention as “asset protection”. There are a number of ways items are stolen from businesses:
- Shoplifting by customers or clients
- Employee theft or internal theft
- Employees providing excessive discounts or free items to family or friends
- Corporate fraud schemes
The following books provide helpful information on the subject of Loss Prevention, preventing corporate theft, embezzlement, employee stealing and crime prevention. The loss prevention books help you:
- Understand how people steal from businesses
- How to identify loss patterns
- Learn how to implement procedures and protocols to prevent or minimize losses
Security and Loss Prevention, Fifth Edition: An Introduction
The Retail Manager’s Guide to Crime and Loss Prevention: Protecting Your Business from Theft, Fraud, and Violence (Paperback)
Book Description – The most thorough, easy-to-understand counter-crime guide for retail managers ever created! Packed with succinct explanations of today’s most popular crimes and proven identification and eradication strategies eliminating them.
Handbook of Loss Prevention and Crime Prevention, Fourth Edition
This insightful book explains how to minimize losses from security breaches, internal and external theft and natural disasters. Provides practical advice. every important topic in the field, including the latest on high-tech security systems, homeland security, and many specialty areas.
The Retail Loss Prevention Officer: The Fundamental Elements of Retail Security and Safety (Paperback)
Book Description – Courses in Introduction to Security, Private Security, and Security Management. All aspects of safety and security within the retail premise are covered here in detail–making this text an invaluable part of the retail security officer training curriculum. It exposes students to the extent of functions, tasks, and prerequisites required to efficiently protect and preserve the assets of a corporation in the retail environment. The book also provides extensive information on the criminal/civil hazards and vulnerability security officers may face, and are at risk , in their profession.