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Title: Bank Robbery
Author(s): Deborah L. Weisel
Date Published: March 2007
Page Count: 88
Sponsoring Agency: Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS)
Washington, DC 20530
Grant Number: 2004-CK-WX-K002
Publication Number: ISBN 1-932582-78-9
Sale Source: Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS)
US Dept of Justice
Two Constitutional Square
145 N Street, N.E.
Washington, DC 20530
United States of America
Document: Agency Summary|PDF|Text
Agency Summary: 
Type: Handbook
Format: Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This guide provides an overview of the problem of bank robbery, understanding the local problem, and responses to the problem of bank robbery.
Abstract: The term bank refers to the financial corporation that operates the branches. Most bank robberies are robberies of bank branches. Bank robbery is one aspect of a larger set of problems related to robbery and to financial crimes involving banks. However, this guide is limited to addressing the particular harms created by bank robbery. In addition, the guide is focused on individual retail bank branches at different locations. After a generalized description of bank robbery, there is a need to combine the basic facts with a more specific understanding of the local problem. Analyzing the local problem carefully will help the police department to design a more effective response strategy. In addition, analyzing the local problem will give the police a better understanding of the factors that contribute to it and will be able to establish a baseline for measuring effectiveness. Completion of this analysis allows the police to consider possible responses to the problem. Strategies are presented that will provide a foundation for addressing a particular bank robbery problem. The strategies are drawn from a variety of studies and police reports. Responses should be tailored to local circumstances and in most cases an effective strategy will involve several different responses. Appendix and references
Main Term(s): Bank robbery
Index Term(s): Community policing; Crime Control Programs; Financial institutions; Police crime-prevention; Robbery; Robbery control programs
Note: Problem-Oriented Guides for Police Problem-Specific Guides Series Guide No. 48, March 2007; downloaded on April 12, 2007.
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