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NCJ Number: 162842 Find in a Library
Title: After the Robbery: Crisis to Resolution (Video)
Corporate Author: US Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
United States of America
Date Published: 1997
Page Count: 0
Sponsoring Agency: OVC Resource Ctr
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
US Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
Madison, WI 53707
Grant Number: 94-VI-GX-K001
Sale Source: US Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
P.O. Box 7857
Madison, WI 53707
United States of America
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: In tracing robbery from crisis to resolution, this video, and accompanying guidebook, is designed to help bank robbery victims cope with the emotional trauma of victimization and to inform victims about the criminal justice process.
Abstract: In addition, the video is intended to help managers, security personnel, and families of victims understand victim experiences and be supportive. The video may also assist in training law enforcement officers, prosecutors, victim advocates, and other criminal justice personnel who work with victims of workplace robberies. Concepts of a crisis response program and a victim teller task force are introduced in the video. The crisis response program focuses on assisting victim tellers and bank customers immediately after a traumatic occurrence. Benefits of such a program are described, and factors to consider in choosing a crisis response program model are noted. The video points out that the Victim Teller Task Force in the Eastern District of Wisconsin has played a key role in developing and implementing a wide range of programs to assist bank robbery victims. Steps involved in creating a victim teller task force are outlined in the video, and guidelines on how to replicate Wisconsin's task force model are offered. Although bank robbery victims are featured in the video, the reactions described by those involved are also shared by other victims of violence. Therefore, agencies and businesses other than banks can benefit by sharing the video with employees who have been violent crime victims.
Main Term(s): Victims of violent crime
Index Term(s): Bank internal security; Bank robbery; Crimes against businesses; Crisis intervention; Crisis management; Psychological victimization effects; Violence in the workplace; Violent crimes
Note: See NCJ 165042 "After the Robbery: Crisis to Resolution - Video Guidebook" for additional resources.
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