The Losses from Within

Topics: Retailing, Theft / Pages: 26 (6272 words) / Published: Mar 14th, 2013
Course: BUS 471 Research in Organizational Management
Professor: D. Thomas Napolitano
Student: Mr. Stacey Leary
Project: Term Research Paper
Due Date: 11/11/2007

The Losses From Within

BY

Stacey F. Leary

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ST. Josephs College
Brooklyn, NY

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Title Page………………………………………………...Page 1

Table of Contents………………………………………...Page 2

Introduction………………………………………………Page 3

Problem Statement……………………………………….Page 4

Hypothesis/Research Questions………………………….Page 5

Research Objectives……………………………………...Page 5

Definitions of Terms……………………………………..Page 5-6

Research Design………………………………………….Page 6-7

Data Analysis……………………………………………..Page 8-12

Literature Review…………………………………………Page 13-17

Protection Agencies &Legislation………………………..Page 17

Limitations………………………………………………..Page 18-19

Conclusion………………………………………………..Page 20-21

Recommendations ……………………………………….Page 22-23

Bibliography……………………………………………...Page 24-25

Copy of 2006 National Retail Security Survey…………..Page 26+

INTRODUCTION

Internal Theft has costs American retailers billions of dollars each year.

Retailers have tried every method known to man to eliminate or minimize internal theft. (David L. Berger, Industrial Security)

Some of the technology used to detect, dishonest employees is (EAS) Electronic

Article Surveillance, (CCTV) Close Circuit Television, Security Officers, Undercover

Store Detectors, Exception Reporting, Secret Shoppers Operational Audits, Cycle

Counts, Physical Inventory, and Source Tagging. Some retailers, especially the private

sector believe the primary losses causing inventory shrinkage are due in part to

shoplifting. Although many Retailers believe internal theft is a problem in the private

sector, they don’t believe it’s of much concern as shoplifting. Shoplifting is tangible; you

can see it. Everyday an

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