Workplace violence

Wayne A. Petherick, Brent Turvey

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Abstract

Workplace violence is defined by one authority as "violence or the threat of violence against others" (OSHA 2002, 1). Because of sensational coverage by the popular media, the public perception of the frequency of different incarnations of workplace-related violence, such as homicide, is likely to be greatly distorted. Watching the evening news, it is not difficult to understand why. In our present culture, where sexuality, violence, and fear are valuable retail commodities, the workplace is routinely characterized with one or more of these when given airtime or column space. Stories without such marketable traits are seldom featured.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication Forensic victimology
Subtitle of host publicationExamining violent crime victims in investigative and legal contexts
EditorsBrent Turvey
Place of Publication Amsterdam
PublisherElsevier
Pages357-385
Number of pages29
ISBN (Electronic)978-0-12-374089-2
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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Petherick, W. A., & Turvey, B. (2009). Workplace violence. In B. Turvey (Ed.), Forensic victimology: Examining violent crime victims in investigative and legal contexts (pp. 357-385). Amsterdam: Elsevier.
Petherick, Wayne A. ; Turvey, Brent. / Workplace violence. Forensic victimology: Examining violent crime victims in investigative and legal contexts. editor / Brent Turvey. Amsterdam : Elsevier, 2009. pp. 357-385
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