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©2010 Information Age Publishing 1 The Violence Volcano Chapter 1 How Workplace Violence Has Grown.

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1 ©2010 Information Age Publishing 1 The Violence Volcano Chapter 1 How Workplace Violence Has Grown

2 ©2010 Information Age Publishing 2 How Workplace Violence Has Grown Violence is not new but usually has been labeled as criminal act. Last quarter of the 20 th century saw a rise in incidents at workplaces. Initially most of those were kidnapped managers.

3 ©2010 Information Age Publishing 3 Violence in Organizations saw 7,000 occupational homicides nationwide. Most were robberies, but ~1,000 involved work associates.

4 ©2010 Information Age Publishing 4 Violence in Organizations 1983 – going postal August 19 Perry Smith killed the postmaster and wounded two others at his former workplace. December 2 James Howard Brooks, another postal employee, killed the postmaster and wounded another supervisor.

5 ©2010 Information Age Publishing 5 Violence in Organizations 1990s Pace of events accelerated. Workplace Violence becomes a household term and beyond Workplace violence and terrorism increasingly occur together. September 11, 2001.

6 ©2010 Information Age Publishing 6 Violence in Education Andrew Kehoe, a disgruntled school board member, shot and killed seven adults and 38 children in the Bath Township (MI). And the incidents continue…

7 ©2010 Information Age Publishing 7 Violence in Education Table 1.1 School-Associated Violent Death Summary Data School Year Total Deaths 2008–2009 a – – – – – – – – – Total: 272 a (8/1/08 to 7/31/2009) Source: Trump, K.S. (2009). School Associated Violent Deaths and School Shootings. Cleveland, OH: National School Safety and Security Services (www.schoolsecurity.org)


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