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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/26159
Title:
The Violent Workplace
Authors:
Waddington, P. A. J.; Badger, Douglas; Bull, Ray
Abstract:
The threat of violence concerns most people most profoundly. It has long been a topic of intensive academic, practical and political debate. In recent years the workplace has emerged, as a recognized site of violence, threat and menace and this book will make a significant contribution to the growing literature on workplace violence. Using innovative research methods, it uniquely examines four of the most violence-prone occupations: the police; accident and emergency staff; social workers; and mental health professionals. "The Violent Workplace" identifies similarities and differences between these occupations that are far from intuitive. It will examine the diversity of experiences that shelter under the concept of 'violence and threats'; promote the importance of the 'moral dimension' in experiences of violence; analyze the impact of appearance and reputation in creating fear; discuss the importance of context in creating a sense of menace; and conclude by considering the practical implications of this research for handling violence and managing those who have suffered it. (Willan)
Publisher:
Cullompton: Willan Publishing
Issue Date:
2005
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/26159
Additional Links:
http://www.willanpublishing.co.uk/cgi-bin/indexer?product=1843921685
Type:
Book
Language:
en
ISBN:
1843921685; 9781843921684
Appears in Collections:
Policy Research Institute

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorWaddington, P. A. J.-
dc.contributor.authorBadger, Douglas-
dc.contributor.authorBull, Ray-
dc.date.accessioned2008-05-15T10:41:01Z-
dc.date.available2008-05-15T10:41:01Z-
dc.date.issued2005-
dc.identifier.isbn1843921685-
dc.identifier.isbn9781843921684-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/26159-
dc.description.abstractThe threat of violence concerns most people most profoundly. It has long been a topic of intensive academic, practical and political debate. In recent years the workplace has emerged, as a recognized site of violence, threat and menace and this book will make a significant contribution to the growing literature on workplace violence. Using innovative research methods, it uniquely examines four of the most violence-prone occupations: the police; accident and emergency staff; social workers; and mental health professionals. "The Violent Workplace" identifies similarities and differences between these occupations that are far from intuitive. It will examine the diversity of experiences that shelter under the concept of 'violence and threats'; promote the importance of the 'moral dimension' in experiences of violence; analyze the impact of appearance and reputation in creating fear; discuss the importance of context in creating a sense of menace; and conclude by considering the practical implications of this research for handling violence and managing those who have suffered it. (Willan)en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherCullompton: Willan Publishingen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.willanpublishing.co.uk/cgi-bin/indexer?product=1843921685en
dc.subjectWorkplace violenceen
dc.subjectViolenceen
dc.subjectAggressionen
dc.subjectSociologyen
dc.titleThe Violent Workplaceen
dc.typeBooken
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