Inside the Battle: How Reducing Theft Penalties Impacts Community Safety
California's Prop 47 & Raising Felony Thresholds
Kathleen Smith, Vice President of Asset Protection, Albertsons-Safeway
Anne Marie Schubert, District Attorney, Sacramento County
The negative consequences of California's Prop 47 and the raising of felony thresholds across the U.S. have been unmistakable for retailers. Nearly all are experiencing a rise in shoplifting – some by as much as 15%. With more states evaluating similar measures, what's a company's defense?
Kathleen Smith, VP of Asset Protection, Albertsons-Safeway, and Anne Marie Schubert, District Attorney, Sacramento County, discuss how these laws have impacted employee safety and violence in stores, and what retail LP investigators and executives can do to make shoplifting and ORC cases easier to prosecute.