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NCJ Number: 120008 Find in a Library
Title: Providing Assistance to Victims of Bank Hold-Ups (From Armed Robbery: Proceedings of a Seminar Held 22-24 March 1988, P 101-110, Dennis Challinger, ed. -- See NCJ-119997)
Author(s): M M Leeman-Conley; J Crabtree
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 10
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: This paper discusses some specific issues which relate to victims of bank holdups and provides details of the Post Hold-Up Assistance Program.
Abstract: The three stages in the reactions of traumatic events are period of impact, recoil, and reorganization. Victims of crime and other types of trauma show similarity in the type of reactions noted, but there are a few issues which relate specifically to the holdup experience: a negative self-image in the workplace, inability to concentrate at work, conflict between the employer and employee, and anger at the employer. Factors influencing recovery include pre-assault factors, assault factors, and post-assault factors. The Post Hold-Up Assistance Program is designed as a support program for holdup victims and focuses on education, counseling, and research. 6 references.
Main Term(s): Social reintegration; Victim services
Index Term(s): Australia; Crime in foreign countries; Victim reactions to crime
Note: For microfiche, see NCJ-0119997.
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