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Title: Preventing Campus Workplace Violence
Journal: Campus Law Enforcement Journal  Volume:25  Issue:4  Dated:(July-August 1995)  Pages:25-28
Author(s): A Jenkins
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 4
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Language: English
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Annotation: Campus police and company security departments should take a proactive approach to workplace violence by developing policies and strategies to prevent workplace violence by students, staff, and faculty.
Abstract: Workplace violence is costly and stressful and includes murders and attempted murders, assaults, sexual assaults, vandalism, bombings, threats, extreme cases of sexual harassment, stalking, and spillovers of domestic assault. Continued job instability is a major cause of internally generated occupational violence. One of the best methods for preventing workplace violence is to train personnel, especially supervisors, to recognize potentially violent employees. Although it is impossible to predict violence accurately, signs such as specific threats of violence or bringing weapons to campus should produce quick intervention. Policies should establish zero tolerance for behaviors that may lead to acts of workplace violence and should be communicated to all students, staff, and faculty. All employees should be required to read and sign an acknowledgment of the policy. The campus should also develop a threat management team. Thorough preemployment screening is also crucial. 4 references
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Campus crime; Campus Security; Employee grievances; Job pressure; Violence causes; Violence prevention; Work attitudes
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