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Assessing Research on Workplace Violence, 2000-2012

NCJ Number
246303
Journal
Aggression and Violent Behavior Volume: 18 Issue: 3 Dated: May-June 2013 Pages: 383-394
Author(s)
Nicole L. Piquero; Alex R. Piquero; Jessica M. Craig; Stephen J. Clipper
Date Published
2013
Length
12 pages
Annotation
Since the highly publicized U.S. Postal violence cases in the 1980s, workplace aggression and workplace violence have been the source of much public discussion and concern.
Abstract
Since the highly publicized U.S. Postal violence cases in the 1980s, workplace aggression and workplace violence have been the source of much public discussion and concern. Yet, the topic has only recently received sustained empirical attentionmost of which has come from the organizational management and business fields. This article provides a review of the empirical research literature on workplace violence in several databases from 2000 to 2012. Our review uncovers that different occupational domains have different experiences with workplace violence, while some occupations are subject to distinct types of violence by unique aggressors. Directions for future theoretical and empirical research are highlighted.