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Workplace Security: Article Critique on Loss Prevention

I do not understand the assignment for the Article Critique...do we pick an article for something that is Workplace Security related?

ANSWER: Yes, pick and article pertaining that pertains to any topic covered in Units 1-4. Check the announcement I placed in the course for some helpful hints.

Here are a few pointers to assist you with the Unit IV Article Critique:
Review the assignment instructions. Note the step 1, 2, and 3 organization for your paper. This assignment is not a research paper so do not write one. You only need to locate one source, which should be a current (not more than 5 years old) scholarly article. CSU's Library can be accessed for articles and the Library staff will be happy to assist you with locating a suitable article. You may also use Google Scholar search.

An abstract is not required. A title page and reference page are required. APA writing style guidelines are required, i.e. headers and page number at the top of each page, margins set to one inch, double space text, use Times New Roman (12 pt.) font for all text, citations with matching references. The parts of your critique will include an (1) introduction paragraph with your thesis statement and location of your article, (2) summary of your article, and (3) your critique of the article.
As for APA, CSU requires the use of APA. You have several sources to assist you with APA. You may also contact the Student Success Centerfor assistance. Take advantage of the resources available to you.

Feel free to get an early start on this assignment. It is not a difficult assignment and even if you have not used APA previously, you have everything you need to comply with APA standards.

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Securing the Workplace from Employee Theft with Video Surveillance Technology.

Introduction:

According to statistics gathered from the University of Florida's collection of loss data from national retailers, it is believed that 25% more theft occurs internally by employees themselves than theft from customers in the stores (Finn, 2009). That equates to around 15 billion dollars annually that is stolen from the retail stores according to the article "Video Patrol" found in Fortunes Small Business article by Kathy Finn in 2009 (Finn, 2009).

Summary:

In this article the issue of video surveillance and its effectiveness is analyzed along with future technologies and how they are being brought into the retailer's stores to help resolve this massive theft problem that plagues the industry. During this article the author points to a specific new technology that is being marketed along with a new strategy for securing stores and effectively ...

Solution Summary

According to statistics gathered from the University of Florida's collection of loss data from national retailers, it is believed that 25% more theft occurs internally by employees themselves than theft from customers in the stores. That equates to around 15 billion dollars annually that is stolen from the retail stores according to the article "Video Patrol" found in Fortunes Small Business article by Kathy Finn in 2009 (Finn, 2009).

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