By Dan Burges
''Although the e-book has an honest stab on the topic on a world scale, it has an American centre of gravity describing the weave of robbery around the union and the centres of conurbation. It levels around the modes of delivery, very thoroughly remembering to incorporate pipelines in its overview. you'll simply use this e-book as a path publication for aspiring protection execs. Any underwriter of shipping delivery and load hyperlinks may still take some time to reserve and browse this publication. the common sense chapters on safety precautions and probability administration are it sort of feels consistently sorely wanted within the assurance undefined. examining the later chapters we're reminded how info in this kind of crime has at the very least partially been freed up by means of the web age and through professional agencies who continue an concept in this kind of financial task The publication is definitely certain and revealed and redolent of a sober American path e-book. The author's writing sort turns out to were honed by means of his publicity to favoured concepts taught within the army. He tells you what he'll say, says it after which summarises every one laconic bankruptcy. this can be the ebook of a realistic expert instead of a tutorial one. It merits to be at the cabinets of individuals all over who're paid to deal with shipment and to guard their items from the depredations of criminals and to safeguard their company effects from parasitic losses.''--Maritime recommend on-line, factor 537, August 10, 2012 ''This paintings information the possibility that shipment robbery poses to the nationwide economic climate, examines the impression of shipment robbery on person offer chain stakeholders, from brands the entire solution to shoppers, and gives a strategy for developing provide chain safeguard and loss prevention courses. the 1st a part of the ebook explains fundamentals of shipment robbery within the twenty first century, giving historical past on equipped legal teams and the black industry, with separate chapters on excessive tech and prescription drugs. half 2 describes tools for picking out danger and descriptions the jobs and obligations of pros in company defense, insurance firms, third-party safeguard prone, and legislation enforcement. This part additionally covers actual defense, in-transit protection, energetic tracking, and matters in air, rail, and pipeline defense. there's additionally an summary of shipment robbery activity forces and organisations. The book's reader-friendly structure bargains many subheadings, bullet issues, and bankruptcy key issues. Burges is a expert in offer chain intelligence and possibility research. educational Press is an imprint of Elsevier.''--Reference and study publication information, October 2012
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To demonstrate their creativity, these gangs have created some unique modi operandi (MO), such as videotaping alarm keypads to “capture” alarm codes, impersonating alarm company personnel, and tricking target company employees to divulge alarm codes. In January 2011, a criminal gang broke into an empty warehouse space that was part of a larger facility occupied by several different companies. The criminals then broke through a wall that served as the barrier between the empty space and a company that stored cellular phones.
All of these have a market and are regularly sought after by cargo gangs. With this seemingly endless supply of available targets, theft gangs do not have to work too hard to find loads they can steal and sell for a profit. Another key component of cargo theft that makes this particular crime so attractive is the difficulty in catching criminals in the act. Cargo crime occurs almost exclusively when there is no one around, with no witnesses to the crime. In contrast, a bank robbery is guaranteed to have both surveillance camera footage and live witnesses, giving the police a head start in catching the offender.
These aggressive gangs have managed to sustain high levels of activity since before 1993, leading to creation of the TOMCATS in 1996. Their personnel, who generally are 20 years of age and older, include many former truck drivers from Cuba who are unemployed new citizens in the United States. Although most members are male, it is quite common for cargo theft gangs to use females as diversions or to gain entrance to those areas to which male members likely would be denied access. The South Florida cargo theft gang members are assigned specific tasks.
Cargo Theft, Loss Prevention, and Supply Chain Security by Dan Burges