Financial Investigation – Identifying the value

This report is based on responses from 2,500 investigators. What is perhaps most significant abut the findings is the extent to which financial investigation techniques help solves and provide evidence for a wide range of other offences including murder, and how the techniques used by investigators can be crucial in helping to find missing persons. One of the biggest barriers […]

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The Illicit Market in Stolen Fast-Moving Consumer Goods – A Global Impact Study

This summary report presents an overview of findings from a research project conducted by PRCI on behalf of The Gillette Company. It concerns the global market in stolen fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) and presents a strategic response that involves manufacturers, distributors, law enforcement and consumers. You can download the full report free below.

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ATM Crime

One of the key issues in understanding how to reduce opportunities to commit crime is to understand the offenders’ perspectives. This small-scale project is based on interviews with just six people who admitted to committing over one thousand offences, between 52 and 88 of these offences were committed at ATMs mostly ‘muggings’ or robberies. The findings provide insights into the […]

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Organising for Brand Protection

Following the work done on the illicit market (below), PRCI conducted further work into the structures that companies put in place to protect their brands and identify practices that can be used to carry the fight to illicit market operators, as well as the benefits that can accrue to organisations that take action suggested as appropriate by careful assessment of […]

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Shoplifters on Shop Theft – Implications for Retailers

Shoplifters across three continents have been filmed by academic researchers for the first time as they recreated their crimes. The report, ‘Shoplifters on shop theft: implications for retailers’ offers fascinating insights into how thieves say they steal and provides retailers with insights that can help them tackle shoplifting. The report looks at the ‘decision circle’, the six key stages at […]

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Security Officers Research

Retail security officers can make a major contribution to an efficient, profitable and safe retail environment however their deployment does not guarantee a crime free store. This summary report outlines key issues that impact upon the effectiveness of uniformed retail security officers. The findings are based on a study sponsored by retail clients and their suppliers. The study involved interviews, […]

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Home Security and Place Design

Security has a cost at the point of build or refurbishment. Such benefits as it may confer come later. The means by which such benefits may best be conferred require discussion. This report (Sponsored by ACPO CPI) attempts to discuss the benefits (direct and indirect) against the costs, and (given that security is concluded to have benefits), to decide how […]

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Identity Theft & Fraud – Learning from the USA

A new report is recommending all consumers be given access to one free credit report per year in order to combat identity theft, one of the UK’s fastest growing crimes. The report, Identity Theft and Fraud: Learning from the USA was written by leading criminologist Professor Martin Gill and commissioned by Capital One. Professor Gill suggests that free annual credit […]

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