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Returning to work after armed robbery in the workplace

Trends & issues in crime and criminal justice no. 529

Georgina Fuller and Simon Ng
ISSN 1836-2206
Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology, March 2017

Abstract | Armed robbery exposes workers to serious harm in an environment where day-to-day safety is not normally a concern, and can have a wide range of negative consequences for employees. Victims may find it difficult to return to or cope at work.

This research examined a sample of 93 victims of armed robbery in the workplace from the AIC’s Database of Victimisation Experiences to determine what helped or hindered their return to work. The results are discussed in the context of enhancing how small businesses respond to and support victims of armed robbery in the workplace.