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Violence at work

causes, patterns and prevention

Martin Gill, Bonnie Fisher og Vaughan Bowie

Cullompton, Willian Publ., 2002, 220 s. ISBN 1-903240-62-X
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Workplace violence has emerged as a growing concern in today's interdependent political economy, and increasing attention is being paid to the phenomenon by both business and in the academic world to identifying its causes and to devise strategies to prevent it.

In this book a distinguished international team, composed of both academics and practitioners, identify and address the key issues. It reviews the earlier literature on workplace violence, identifying and assessing key trends and patterns of violence at work, and reapplying traditional theories of victimisation and approaches to prevention, security and safety. Particular attention is paid to case studies which reflect innovative practice in prevention strategies, and in assessing informal frameworks which have been developed in response to this.

Overall this book provides a foundation on which to base ways of better explaining, predicting, understanding and preventing workplace violence.

violence in the work place has emerged as a growing concern in today's interdependent global economy
brings together innovative thinking on the causes of workplace violence, and strategies to prevent it, form both academics and practitioners
international, comparative dimension with chapters reflecting research from the UK, USA and Australia.


1 Defining Violence at Work (Vaughan Bowie, University of Western Sydney, Australia)
2 Occupational violence in industrialised countries: types, incidence patterns, and 'at risk' groups of workers (Claire Mayhew, Australian Institute of Criminology, Canberra, Australia)
3 Causal factors of violence in the workplace: a human resource professional's perspective (A. Giles Arway, Executive Training and Consultation, New Canaan, Conn., USA)
4 Developing a framework for understanding patterns of abuse and violence against businesses (Matt Hopkins, Nottingham Trent University, UK)
5 The process of employee violence: the building of a workplace explosion (James F. Kenny, School of Criminal Justice, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Piscataway, NJ, USA)
6 Workplace violence in the United States: are there gender differences? (Shannon A. Santana and Bonnie S. Fisher (University of Cincinnati)
7 Prevention of violence affecting workers: a systems perspective (Mark Braverman, CMG Associates Inc, Newton, Mass., USA)
8 Standards for violence management training (Brodie Paterson, University of Stirling, Scotland, and David Leadbetter, CALM Training Services, Scotland)
9 Why workplace bullying and violence are different: protecting employees from both (Oonagh Barron)
10 Dealing with violence in the workplace: the experience of Canadian unions (Anthony Pizzino)
11 The Assaulted Staff Action Program (ASAP): ten-year analysis of empirical findings (Raymond B. Flannery, Director of Training, Massachusetts Department of Health, Boston, Mass., USA)
12 Violence at work: supporting the employee (Noreen Tehrani)
Concluding thoughts