Essay Violence and Aggression in the Workplace is on the Rise

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In the early 1980s aggression and violence in the workplace have been a source of a lot of public discussion. (Piquero pg.383) The issues have risen again recently and have mostly been present in management and business fields. Workplace aggression often includes “behavior by an individual or individuals within or outside organizations that is intended to physically or psychologically harms a worker or workers and occurs in a work related”. (Schat& Kelloway Pg. 191) A national survey Conducted by the National Centers for Victims of Crime shows several statistics regarding workplace homicide by type show that is the year of (see fig. 1), violent crimes against victims working or an duty( see fig. 2) and nonfatal workplace violence…show more content…
The NCVS shows that 1.7 million on the average are not fatally assaulted while they are working. The majority of the cases that were examined were simple assaults. Assaults are defined as “an unlawful physical attack upon another an attempt or offer to do violence to another with or without batter, as by holding a stone or club in a threatening manner.” (Dictionary.com) Furthermore it has also been reported by the Bureau of the labor statistics has reported findings that under 139,000 individuals lost work days because of lost court cases because of assaults by people. In order to receive accurate and specific data related to work place violence the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health collaborated with the consumer product safety commission to use a well thought out system known as the National Electronic injury surveillance system. (See figure 4) The system was used to see how many individuals who were victims sustained injuries in the hospital events. This data provided information about how the incident occurred and specific details on each event the data also contributes to implementing new ways to enhance the prevention of non-fatal injuries in work place violence. Disgruntled is defined as displaced and discontented; sulky and peevish. According to the many researchers and analysis workplace violence is closely related to the

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