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NCJ Number: 120001 Find in a Library
Title: Armed Robbers -- A Detective's View (From Armed Robbery: Proceedings of a Seminar Held 22-24 March 1988, P 50-54, Dennis Challinger, ed. -- See NCJ-119997)
Author(s): B Cole
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 5
Sponsoring Agency: Australian Institute of Criminology
Canberra ACT, 2601, Australia
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: Australian Institute of Criminology
GPO Box 2944
Canberra ACT, 2601,

National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: Australia
Annotation: Armed robbery is a high impact, high profile crime, and in the criminal subculture, armed robbers are considered elite.
Abstract: It is difficult to predict who will be a robber. Most armed robbers have only one thing in common, and that is the aim of obtaining significant amounts of money in a very short period of time. When the armed robber feels threatened or his escape appears to be cut off, then bodily injury to victims may be the outcome. To reduce armed robbery, a number of matters need to be addressed, including target-hardening, realistic sentencing, responsible reporting by the media, and sensible laws to govern the conduct of police investigators.
Main Term(s): Armed robbery; Offender profiles
Index Term(s): Australia; Crime in foreign countries
Note: See microfiche, see NCJ-119997.
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