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Loss Prevention Research Council (LPRC)

Tech Tuesday: LPRC Exhibits New Innovations in Combatting Shoplifting

In this week's Tech Tuesday, UF Innovate's Lauren Asmus talks with Read Hayes of Loss Prevention Research Council. LRPC has a high-tech lab inside of UF Innovate | The Hub in which it works to better understand the theft, fraud, and violence issues companies such as Target and Home Depot face and create precise solutions for them.

Why Hundreds of Retail Thefts Are Going Unreported in Bay Area

Dr. Read Hayes, a research scientist and criminologist at the University of Florida, conducted a study on retail crime. He said in many cases, especially in urban centers, stores don’t contact authorities because there are simply too many thefts for police to respond to every time.

Shoplifters Cost Stores Billions. UF Professor Speaks on How AI Can Help Curb Store Theft and Fraud

Read Hayes, Ph.D. is a world-renowned expert on the science of stealing from department and grocery stores. Based in FLEX in the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering, he works with engineering and computer science faculty to help design programs that can identify shoplifters. He is also the director of UF Innovate | Accelerate at The Hub resident company Loss Prevention Research Council, which works with more than 70 major retail chains by providing them with innovative loss- and crime-control solutions.
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