Epidemiological data of non-fatal workplace violence from local and state law enforcement samples

Mario J. Scalora, David O. Washington, Sarah P. Newell, Thomas Casady, Lloyd Hansen

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Abstract

Non-fatal incidents of workplace violence, regardless of their prevalence in contrast to fatal incidents, remain largely unexplored. Official criminal incident reports (N = 329) adhering to a well-established definition of workplace violence (excluding robbery cases) were selected from local and state police databases for a jurisdiction covering a Midwestern city (population roughly 200,000) during a 30-month period and examined to explore distinguishing characteristics. These incidents were considered in light of the California Safety and Health Association’s workplace violence typology as a means of further delineating between aggressors across business, government, and educational sites. The relevant trends indicate potential considerations related to prevention and risk assessment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)17-33
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Threat Assessment
Volume2
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2003

Keywords

  • Law enforcement
  • Threat assessment
  • Workplace violence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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