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Protect This House: Loss Prevention Through Design

Learn to Design Out Fraud by applying Classic CPTED Principles!

In this course the student will learn about the application of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) principles to prevent, reduce, deter, and defeat asset misappropriation schemes. Loss Prevention and Fraud depend on theft and concealment of that theft and as such this course has pertinent and immediate application for Loss Prevention/Asset Protection professionals, security personnel, and fraud prevention professionals.

The Bottom Line: Violent crime is decreasing yet economic crime is on the rise globally. Estimates place losses from Organized Retail Crime and asset misappropriation schemes at $30 billion USD annually. Theft and fraud depend on concealment of the act and are categorized under three distinct areas of fraud in Corruption, Financial Statement Fraud, and Asset Misappropriation schemes. The application of CPTED to asset misappropriation and theft, especially in a retail environment, is pertinent in today's global marketplace.

Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) principles are well developed in criminological theory and tested in practice over the last 40 years. They have been proven effective at reducing, deterring, and defeating crime.

Your Instructor

Aaron M. Denbo
Aaron M. Denbo

Aaron M. Denbo is a seasoned instructor, interviewer, and investigator who focuses on applying innovative and effective techniques to the investigative process. Mr. Denbo is a Certified Fraud Examiner and Certified Forensic Interviewer with investigative specializations in Healthcare Fraud, Organized Crime, Interviewing, and SOSINT. He earned a Masters degrees in Religion and a Master of Applied Science in Security Management with a subject matter focus on Organizational Security.

He also holds advanced certificates in Forensic Linguistics and a certificate in Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design. His investigative background includes fraud investigation in Higher Education entitlement programs, Healthcare Fraud, and Insurance fraud. He is currently a fraud investigator in the Pacific Northwest and Investigations instructor for The School of Theftonomics and The Counter Fraud Academy.

Class Curriculum

  Loss Prevention Through Design Lecture & Quiz
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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
What will I learn?
  • The 6 principles of Classic CPTED Theory
  • The 3 areas of fraud
  • How to deploy CPTED as a Loss Prevention strategy
  • Mechanisms to multiply CPTED effectiveness in your Loss Prevention program
How will I learn?

The course includes the example of a Cash Larceny scheme from a cash register as an example scenario as to how CPTED principles can be used to design out loss and fraud.

What else should I know?

The Protect This House series is a series of courses on Organizational Fraud Prevention meaning there is even more knowledge to gain in preventing organizational fraud and theft!

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