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New Year Resolutions: Reduce Impacts of Shoplifting
By Lohra Miller, Turning Point Justice CEO

Our planet has begun another rotation around the sun, and with it, many are making resolutions to improve the year ahead. Our 2015 resolution is to continue preventing the costly burden that shoplifting has on retailers, communities, and justice systems, to help to reduce the impact shoplifting has on our economies and our lives this year.
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Helping Parents Stop Teenage Shoplifting
By Caroline Kochman, Executive Director, National Association for Shoplifting

It’s not easy to be a parent. Young people make mistakes, and when they do, ensuring that children face appropriate consequences will help them make better choices moving forward. When a child is caught shoplifting, many parents are shocked and wonder how it could have happened, and how to fix the problem.

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Retail Theft Costs U.S. Households $403 Per Year
By Lohra Miller, Turning Point Justice CEO
 
This year’s Global Retail Theft Barometer study has just been published, and the results are not good news for retailers, shoppers and communities. Worldwide, shrinkage cost retailers $128 billion dollars over the past year, an amount that averages 1.29% of retail sales, which ultimately costs U.S. consumers $403 per household. At a time when budgets are tight across the nation, that cost is unacceptable.
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How Education Reduces Recidivism
By Caroline Kochman, Executive Director, National Assocation for Shoplifting Prevention

Educating shoplifters continues to be the most effective way to reduce recidivism because education programs address the “root causes” of shoplifting and give participants an understanding about the problem as it relates to society and themselves. Using “offense-specific" shoplifter education programs for every offender – both adult and juvenile – means they will be five to ten times less likely to repeat the offense.
 
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Catch Me If You Can: Why First Time Offenders Should Complete a Shoplifter Education Program
   By Caroline Kochman, Executive Director, National Association for Shoplifting Prevention

Although the criminal justice system may classify an adult or juvenile caught shoplifting as a “first offender” because they do not have a prior record in that jurisdiction, in truth, apprehended shoplifters are rarely first offenders, so it is important to include educational sanctions like the C. A. Partnership Program NASP offers in partnership with Turning Point Justice for all shoplifting offenders. This ensures offenders reevaluate their actions, address their misguided beliefs, adjust their attitude and ultimately improve their life.
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The 12 Most Common Myths Shoplifters Believe
By Caroline Kochman, Executive Director, National Association for Shoplifting Prevention
 
As part of our day-to-day work at NASP, we speak with both adults and juveniles who have been caught shoplifting – from all over the country and from all walks of life. In doing so, it has become apparent that there is a set of false beliefs that exist among those who shoplift and are common to most offenders.
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Why Should Shoplifters Get a "Program"?
By Lohra Miller, CEO of Turning Point Justice 

It is natural to question whether or not a petty shoplifter should be able to maintain a clear record, because most people know that punishment for doing something wrong helps us learn to act responsibly. Shoplifting has unfortunately become such a problem today that many shoplifters end up not facing punishment at all, which can lead shoplifters to offend again.
 
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The Impact of a 'Victimless Crime'
By Lohra Miller, CEO of Turning Point Justice

Many shoplifters think that “shoplifting is a victimless crime” and that “stores won’t miss a few items,” or, “they can afford it,” but the reality is that retail margins are often very thin, and lost profits can lead to lost jobs in local communities.
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Ending Information Isolation: Case Management Through the Cloud
By Lohra Miller, CEO of Turning Point Justice

The TPJ Cloud Justice platform was designed to simplify the processing of shoplifting incidents using cloud computing. Our Cloud Justice platform ends information isolation by linking data across a variety of sources into case management systems, enabling loss prevention executives to streamline shoplifting prevention in stores across the nation while gathering evidence that is critical for police reports and prosecution.
 
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To Serve and Protect, Not Administer and Process
By Lohra Miller, CEO of Turning Point Justice

To uphold our laws and maintain safe communities, police departments feel a duty to respond to retail theft. However, the reality is that in the majority of cases today, officers are primarily called to serve an administrative function. This includes identifying the offender, gathering information about the offense, and initiating the offender into the criminal justice system.
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Sage Advice from Civil Demand Experts
By Lohra Miller, Turning Point Justice CEO

The May 2014 issue of Loss Prevention magazine featured a great article by Natt Reifler, partner at Palmer, Reifler and Associates, on the growing momentum behind restorative justice solutions to shoplifting
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Target and Justice Innovators Fight Shoplifting, Strengthen Community
By Lohra Miller, Turning Point Justice CEO

Restorative justice solutions may seem like a new approach to fighting petty shoplifting, but the retail industry has been working with law enforcement and justice systems for years to determine how to address retail theft more effectively.

 
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Identifying Serial Shoplifters Through the Cloud
By Lohra Miller, CEO of Turning Point Justice

Retailers and police in Nebraska recently met up to share information on serial shoplifters hurting businesses in their communities. Until now, this grassroots action was one of the few options available to communities that wanted to identify the individuals who were hurting their local economies. There was simply no other way to know if someone was stealing at numerous locations around town. Without this information, many of these serial shoplifters likely faced lighter consequences than we would expect after committing so many crimes.
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Stand Up to Shoplifting, Stop Shrinkage
By Lohra Miller, CEO of Turning Point Justice

Loss prevention programs cost retailers billions of dollars every year, reducing already thin margins for businesses that are essential to America’s economy. Obviously, shoplifters need to be caught in order to face consequences for their actions, but due to the overwhelming amount of shoplifting happening in our communities, and limited resources to fight the problem, many offenders unfortunately face no consequences at all for their actions.
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