Emeritus Professor Adrian Beck

Adrian Beck

Emeritus Professor

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After graduating from the University of Leicester in 1988, Professor Beck worked with Professor John Benyon and others to establish the Centre for the Study of Public Order, which became the Scarman Centre in the mid 1990s and subsequently the Department of Criminology in the early 2000s. He was Head of the Department of Criminology from 2009 until 2015 and in 2017 became an Emeritus Professor at the University of Leicester.


Over the last 30 years his research has focused primarily upon developing new ways to understand and manage losses in retail businesses. He is currently the academic advisor to the ECR Community Shrinkage and On-shelf Availability Group and regularly undertakes a range of studies on their behalf to improve awareness and understanding of the problems of loss throughout retail supply chains. His recent research has focussed upon developing the concept of Total Retail Loss, enabling businesses to better understand the overall impact losses can have upon their organisations. He has also recently completed a ground-breaking study measuring the impact and control of losses associated with Self-scan Checkouts. Professor Beck is currently working on projects looking at the use of video technologies as well as the prevalence of ‘push-out’ thefts in grocery retailing.

Recent Publications (2010 onwards)

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T: +44 (0)116 252 2458
E: criminology@le.ac.uk


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