Violence in the workplace - preventing armed robbery: a practical handbook


Violence committed during the course of robberies and hold ups in commercial premises is the focus of this handbook which takes a preventive rather than reactive approach. The handbook is written with robbery and armed hold up prevention in large and medium sized retail organisations in mind, although the strategies can be applied to a range of sites and situations. Following an overview of prevention strategies, a series of possible policy, strategy and checklist documents are provided as appendices.

This project was funded by the Crime Prevention Branch of the Criminal Justice Division, Commonwealth Attorney-General's Department.