Dying on the job : murder and mayhem in the American workplace
- Brown, Ronald D., 1949-
- Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, c2013.
- Physical description
- xxi, 317 p. ; 24 cm.
HF5549.5 .E43 B76 2013
- Unknown HF5549.5 .E43 B76 2013
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 297-299) and index.
- Introduction 1. Murder in the Workplace: Nature, Scope, and Origins 2. Why So Little is Known About the Problem 3. Definitely Not Your Average Girl Next Door 4. The Limits of the Human Resources Function 5. Some Were Crazy, Some Not So Crazy 6. The Influence of Gender & Race 7. The Problems and Politics of Being the "Boss" 8. Debunking the Myths / Confirming the Facts 9. Deciphering the "Language" of Workplace Suicide 10. The Warning Signs: the Tick, Tick, Tick of the Bomb 11. Ironies Trends, and Troublesome Facts 12. Employer Response, Responsibility and Resolve 13. Guidelines for Workplace Safety, Security, and Control 14. Conclusion Endnotes Appendix Selected Bibliography Index Acknowledgments About the Author.
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- Publisher's Summary
- Dying on the Job is the first book on workplace violence to focus exclusively on workplace murder. While some perpetrators are certainly mentally impaired, many workplace murders are committed by people considered to be "normal." Brown explores the various motives and drives that spark workplace murder, and answers hundreds of questions that are usually asked only after a workplace murder rampage has already occurred. Are men or women more likely to commit workplace homicide? How can people more easily spot those likely to commit workplace murder? What are some of the warning signs? How often is "suicide" used as workplace revenge? The answers to these questions and more are based on more than 350 actual cases of workplace murder, and the answers are often surprising. Brown also addresses different areas of prevention, counseling, and rehabilitation, and analyzes different approaches to gun control for both management and employees to make their job a safer place to work.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Publication date
- Ronald D. Brown.