Armed Robbery – Strathmore Newsagency

On Friday the 06-09-13 just after 6.30 am two male offenders wearing black balaclavas and armed with knives entered the newsagency on Napier Street in Strathmore. The offenders attacked and assaulted the two employees, kicking and punching them, resulting in the victims sustaining minor injuries. The offenders stole cash from the register before fleeing in…

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Some Helpful Coping Strategies Following Trauma

Below is a list of coping strategies which victims of crime may find helpful: Seek out support from others around you. Talk about the traumatic experience. Express emotions, such as crying. Participate in physical activity, such as brisk walking or jogging. Practice relaxation techniques, including stretching exercises, meditation and yoga. Look at the funny side…

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Victims of Crime Work Leave

Most recently we have seen a significant number of employers introducing paid leave entitlements for employees who are victims of domestic violence, including many government departments and the National Australia Bank. Historically legislation has existed which provides a right to unpaid leave to employees who are the victims of violent crime to attend court proceedings…

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Victims of Crime & PTSD

The universally accepted definition as declared by United Nations (UN) regarding “victims of crime” states that “people who have suffered harm, including physical or mental injury, emotional suffering, economic loss or substantial impairment of their fundamental rights, through acts or omissions that are in violation of criminal laws”. So, a victim of crime is the…

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