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Read Hayes, PhD

Hayes, PhD

Loss Prevention Research Council
Read Hayes, PhD is a Research Scientist at the University of Florida, and Director of the Loss Prevention Research Council (LPRC). The UF Crime Prevention Research Team conducts research to provide organizations with evidence-based crime and loss control methods. Today, the LPRC includes over 100 major corporate members working together with scientists in 11 working groups on significant crime and loss control issues. The LPRC also conducts an annual Impact conference for 300 asset protection executives, provides monthly webinars, a weekly news email, a 350 report Knowledge Center, and hosts R&D in its Crime and Loss Control Innovation Lab.

LPRC members include Bloomingdales, Home Depot, Target, Walgreens, Big Lots, P&G, Kroger, Publix, Walmart, Office Depot, Macy’s, Best Buy, Kroger, Lowes, CVS, eBay, and AutoZone.

Dr. Hayes started as a store detective in retail loss prevention co-founded the University of Florida’s globally used National Retail Security Survey in 1989, and has conducted over 130 retail crime control research projects.

Speaking in:

Tuesday Jun 27
2:00 - 2:45 PM
Maryland B 

In 2015, firearms were involved in about 123,358 robberies and many of those took place in retail, restaurant, grocery and convenience store environments. Armed robbery is dangerous, appears to be increasing and isn’t easy to control.... Read more