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DNA Spray Foils U.K. Criminals

- There’s a new weapon in the retail sector’s fight against robberies and burglaries. A fluorescent synthetic DNA spray has been created by the United Kingdom’s Selectamark Security Systems PLC that can both deter and foil commercial burglaries and smash-and-grab raids.

Counterfeiting and Piracy: At What Cost?

- Two different studies try to grapple with calculating the cost of counterfeiting and piracy.

National Retail Federation and eBay Join Forces to Thwart Organized Retail Crime

- The National Retail Federation and eBay Inc. announced a multi-tiered approach to cooperatively fight organized retail crime.

New Solutions to Old Problems

- Retailers continue to fight the battle of the shrink. Two companies with creative new video surveillance applications discuss how the technologies are helping them curtail crime.

Retail Industry Presses Congress to Pass Bills to Fight Organized Retail Crime

- A congressman, a police officer, and representatives from the retailer sector today called on Congress to pass federal legislation to close loopholes that allow organized criminal gangs to resell massive amounts of stolen goods from retailers for hefty profits across state and national boundaries.

Cash for Clunkers Scams Abound

- The Federal Trade Commission, the Better Business Bureau, and a senator are warning people to beware of cyber- and phone-scams associated with the "Cash for Clunkers" program that phish for personal information or solicit down payments or fees to reserve a place in line.

U.K.: Government Trains Malls in Counterterrorism

- After numerous attempts to attack shopping malls in the United Kingdom, Britain's National Counter Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO) trains shopping centers and other similar public venues on how to prepare for a terrorist attack, reports the Telegraph.

Retail Security and Loss Prevention, Second Edition

- While addressing the gamut of retail loss concerns, Retail Security and Loss Prevention does not offer anything new.

ASIS Foundation Publishes New Report on Organized Retail Crime

- The ASIS Foundation's new CRISP report provides a general primer on the practice of organized retail crime so retailers can understand why they may be more susceptible to it than other retailers and what they can do about it.

U.S. Congressional Legislation: Retail Theft

- Three bills currently under consideration in Congress would establish programs to combat organized retail theft: S. 470, H.R. 1173, and H.R. 1166.

Do Improvement Districts Cut Crime?

- Researchers find greater reductions in business improvement districts, but experts say the model is not a panacea.

Retail Crime, Security, and Loss Prevention: An Encyclopedic Reference

- Retail Crime, Security, and Loss Prevention is poised to become the authoritative security reference for the retail industry.

Organized Retail Theft

- The FBI and the retail industry have joined together to form the Law Enforcement Retail Partnership Network (LERPnet) to fight organized retail theft. LERPnet allows retailers to report and to share information with each other and the FBI in a secure and confidential manner. Check it out here.
 




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