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Organized Retail Crime and COVID-19: Trends, Explanations, and the Future

$49 Member Price
$79 Nonmember Price

This webinar will review the results from an industry-wide survey on organized retail crime during the COVID-19 pandemic conducted by the Organized Retail Crime Working Group at the Loss Prevention Research Council. It will review the trends in ORC, discuss theoretical explanations for these trends, and provide actionable insights for controlling ORC as the industry adapts to changing conditions.   

Learning Objectives

Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the trends in ORC during COVID-19
  • Understand the limitations of all ORC industry data
  • Understand the potential explanations for trends in ORC according to:
    • Rational choice theory and situational crime prevention
    • Routine activities theory
  • Apply the lessons above to implement more effective anti-ORC programs

Credit Information

Completion of this webinar is eligible for 1 CPE credit.  CPE credits for ASIS-sponsored webinars will be updated in your user profile within 48 hours of completion.  Self-reporting of CPE credits is not required. 

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Cory Lowe

Research Scientist
Loss Prevention Research Council

Cory Lowe is a research scientist at the Loss Prevention Research Council where he directs the organized retail crime, product protection, and data analytics working groups. He received his PhD from the University of Florida in 2020 and has published research on crime, substance use, and delinquency in multiple scholarly publications.

Ryan Mason

Corporate Investigator
Big Lots Stores

For the last seventeen years, Ryan Mason, CPP has worked to protect the employees, customers, and property of various organizations including museums, libraries, and retailers. Ryan has worked in the Asset Protection department at Big Lots since 2015 as an analyst and corporate investigator.


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For a full refund or transfer credit, written requests must be received by ASIS at least three business days before the start date of the program. Those received less than three days prior will be charged a $25 cancellation/transfer fee.

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