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Resources – Loss Prevention, Assets Protection, Security

ASIS International — ASIS International, with more than 32,000 members, is the preeminent international organization for professionals responsible for security, including managers and directors of security. In addition, corporate executives and other management personnel, as well as consultants, architects, attorneys, and federal, state, and local law enforcement, are becoming involved with ASIS to better understand the constant changes in security issues and solutions.

ECR Europe Workgroup on Shrinkage – With Colin Peacock from P&G as a strong advocate and Adrian Beck from University of Leicester as the leading researcher, this group has done some great work in exploring key issues around shortage and have had some great success stories in implementing their Shrinkage Roadmap in the real-world with outstanding results.  Some of the studies that have been produced under this group’s auspices can be found at the PCG Solutions website.

Dr. Richard Hollinger, University of Florida – Perhaps best known for producing the National Retail Security Survey (NRSS), Dr. Hollinger has been a leading voice for retail loss prevention and assets protection over the past twenty years.  In addition to the NRSS, Dick’s research on applied topics such as employee theft attitudes and dishonesty in the workplace has been the foundation for much of our thinking around these issues.

Loss Prevention Foundation the Loss Prevention Foundation is a not for profit organization founded in 2006 to serve loss prevention professionals. Their mission is to advance the loss prevention profession by providing relevant, convenient and challenging educational resources. We support this mission through our two certification programs, LPQ and LPC, ongoing educational products and our membership program.

LPjobs.com — the number one internet job site for loss prevention and asset protections positions. Simply stated, if you’re an individual looking for a job or if you are a company looking for an employee, this is the first place to start your search.

LossPrevention Magazine — the premier magazine dedicated to providing in-depth, timely articles of high interest to retail loss prevention management and professionals. Covering wide-ranging topics from investigations to technology to financial skills, LossPrevention focuses on best practices and educational content critical to the growth of LP professionals.

Loss Prevention Research Council (LPRC) – Led by Read Hayes, this group of retailers have come together to develop a research agenda on practical issues that retail LP executives make decisions on all the time, often without enough data.  The goal of this group is to conduct studies and research that inform the decision making process with data.

National Association for Shoplifting Prevention — a confidential, non-profit organization and division of Shoplifters Anonymous, Inc., is behind the movement to expand shoplifter education as an effective way to rehabilitate individuals and reduce shoplifting nationwide.

Perpetuity Group – Martin Gill has played a key role in producing original research in the area of security, policing, and loss prevention and is the chair of the ASIS Research Council.  Gill has published 13 books and over 100 articles on a wide range of subjects of interest to those of us in this field.

The Loss Prevention Company, Ltd. – Geoffrey Northcutt founded this consultancy based in London last year who offers several valuable services to retail companies related to loss prevention and risk management both within the U.K. and Western Europe.

Wicklander-Zulawski & Associates — a nationally recognized firm established in 1982 and the standard in retail loss prevention in this area. The company provides Loss Prevention, Consulting, Interview, and Investigative services to the public and private sector. Wicklander-Zulawski and Associates are much sought after trainers in Interview and Interrogation techniques. Their programs have been acclaimed by thousands of public and private professionals across the country.

Federal Government

thomas.loc.gov — Thomas offers the full text of bills, public laws and legislation; the complete Congressional Record since 1989; committee information; roll-call votes; and a library of historical documents.

www.firstgov.gov — One-stop, user-friendly access to ALL online U.S. Federal Government resources.

www.fbi.gov/ucr/ucr.htm — on-line access to the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Uniform Crime Reports (UCR)

www.govspot.com — This free, government information portal is designed to simplify the search for the best and most relevant federal, state and local government information online.

Legal Issues

lii.law.cornell.edu — Cornell Law School’s Legal Information Institute is an excellent site offering a wealth of information on, among others, laws, regulations, codes and court opinions.

www.lawsource.com — American Law Sources Online provides a comprehensive, uniform, and useful compilation of links to numerous online sources of American law.

www.Findlaw.com — FindLaw is one of the leading Web portal focused on law and government, providing access to a comprehensive and fast-growing online library of legal resources for use by legal professionals, consumers and small businesses.

www.law.com — Excellent resource for legal news and features from America Lawyer Media’s national and regional magazines and newspapers. It features practice centers and upcoming seminars.