There is a great deal of debate and controversy surrounding the ability of loss prevention tools and technologies to deter retail theft. Fueling this controversy is the notion that despite increased spending on loss prevention tools and technologies, retail theft continues to increase.
For this assignment:
Students are to locate five references from scholarly journals or books that address this controversy. Scholarly journals are peer review journal articles that can be located by using the University’s library. Based on your research, you are to decide whether you support the idea that loss prevention tools and technologies are not effective in deterring retail theft or that the current tools and technologies are effective deterrents. Students should summarize each article and use the summation to support your position. Discuss the following 7 topics.
1. Security Personnel:
Plain clothes investigators
2. Closed Circuit Television (CCTV):
Public View Monitors
Exception Based Report/CCTV Interface
3. Exception Based Reporting
4. Electronic Article Surveillance (EAS):
5. Merchandise Lock ups:
7. Point of Sale Activation
Body of your paper: 4 to 5 pages total in length (not including Title Page and Reference Page).
Title Page – Include a title page with your name, student number, title of your review, course number, course name, session, section, semester and date.
Introductory Paragraph – Include an introductory paragraph.
Font and Spacing – Please complete this assignment in essay format and paper must be in your own words. The paper must be typed using 12 point font, Times New Roman script and in .doc format. All text must be aligned to the left (do not use justify). Standard margins are also required (per APA). Your paper should contain a cover page (APA formatted with running heading) and a separate reference page (APA formatted). No abstract is required.
Length – Write a 4 to 5 page paper not including the title page and reference page.
Reference Page – Include all sources on a Reference page
Punctuation, essay format (thesis, supporting paragraphs with transition and topic sentences, and summary) grammar and documentation count toward your grade.