Loss Prevention Through Crime Analysis

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Butterworths (Canada) Limited, 1989 - Political Science - 93 pages
In Private industry, where the bottom line reigns, a security manager must be able to design a loss prevention program that shows a return on investment. Crime analysis, combined with efficient selection of countermeasures, ensures that prevention design meets or even exceeds expectations. Loss Prevention Through Crime Analysis introduces the reader to the methodology of loss prevention by the numbers. Prevention specialists who think crime analysis requires an advanced degree in mathematics will happily discover a keep-it-simple approach to data collection, Methodology for objectively gauging, prioritizing, and mitigating liabilities is presented, as are communication techniques for awareness promotion and training. This useful book offers numerous resources for supporting crime prevention as a legitimate objective of any business plan. It thoroughly discusses the cost of crime in the private sector and, more importantly, the art of conveying loss prevention's financial sense to the boardroom. Crime analysis is an objective, quantitative method for depicting loss prevention objectives and the security department as profit centers. Anecdotes of successful programs help illustrate the difference crime analysis can make. Practitioners and students of crime prevention will find this book an indispensable tool for exploring prevention opportunities in the private sector. Francis D'Addario is nationally recognized as an authority in convenience retail crime prevention. He has written numerous award-winning articles and training programs. He is also a frequent guest speaker and instructor for universities, business groups, and loss prevention organizations.

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