Target stores take an aggressive approach to apprehending suspected shoplifters. The reason for this is to deter shoplifting, reduce losses, and to protect the merchandise. What specifically does Target do to address retail fraud:
First, Target prosecutes for shoplifting. There are no warnings. There is no mercy. The employees involved with the theft investigation testify in courtrooms, when necessary. Target actively bans people from their stores with no trespassing orders who it suspects of shoplifting. Target has a civil law firm seek civil law settlements and judgments for damages.
Second, the store employs asset protection/loss prevention personnel that are well trained. Technology is used to help the loss prevention team, such as closed circuit television, theft detection devices, and store designs to eliminate blind spots. The loss prevention personnel have specialized training to identify behaviors of shoppers that suggest that they may commit some form of theft. Target tries to identify known shoplifters so that loss prevention is alerted whenever such a suspect enters the store so that they can be watched closely.