Organized Retail Crime


Organized Retail Crime refers to professional shoplifting, cargo theft, retail crime rings and other organized crime occurring in retail environments. One person acting alone is not considered an example of organized retail crime. The FBI has estimated that the losses attributed to organized retail crime could reach as much as $30 billion a year. These criminals move from store to store and even city to city. Working in teams, some create distractions while others steal everything from infant formula to DVDs. Often, they are stocking up on specified items at the request of the organized crime leader. In this course of instruction, the student will be exposed to the identifiers, the methods of operation, preventive measures and how to conduct a successful and productive investigation into this national epidemic.

Course Description

Rules of Evidence
Organizational Structure of Syndicate
Mom & Pop Stores
Swap Meets