New Arenas for Violence: Homicide in the American Workplace

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 1996 - Business & Economics - 193 pages

New Arenas for Violence examines the history, nature, and causal factors of occupational homicide--murder in the workplace--with a view to the development of a comprehensive understanding of the issue and the introduction of prevention measures designed to establish a safer work environment for the American worker. Through the analysis of a number of actual incidents of homicide, the author constructs a new framework for understanding occupational homicide and its perpetrators. Kelleher develops a new method of categorizing and evaluating crimes of this sort and offers an invaluable profile of the potentially violent worker or client. The book concludes with a compendium of prevention methodologies that are both practical and applicable to a wide variety of workplace environments.


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Murder in the Workplace
History of Occupational Homicide
Case Studies of Occupational Homicide
Violence Imperatives and Prevention Techniques
Conclusions and Recommendations
Selected Bibliography

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About the author (1996)

MICHAEL D. KELLEHER specializes in strategic management, human resource management, staff education, and in threat assessment and management crisis resolution for organizations in the public and private sectors.

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