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Dying on the Job : Murder and Mayhem in the American Workplace

By: Brown, Ronald D.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2012Description: 1 online resource (341 p.).ISBN: 9781442218451.Subject(s): Mass murder -- United States | Murder -- United States | Violence in the workplace -- United StatesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Dying on the Job : Murder and Mayhem in the American WorkplaceDDC classification: 364.15230973 LOC classification: HF5549.5.E43 .D76 2012Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1 Murder in the Workplace; 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 and Race; 7 The Problems and Politics of Being the Boss; 8 Confirming the Facts/Debunking the Myths; 9 Deciphering the Language of Workplace Suicide; 10 The Warning Signs; 11 Ironies, Trends, and Troublesome Facts; 12 Employer Response, Responsibility, and Resolve; 13 Guidelines for Workplace Safety, Security, and Control
14 ConclusionAppendix of the Perpetrators in the Study; Notes; Selected Bibliography; Index; About the Author
Summary: <span><span><span style=""font-style:italic;"">Dying on the Job</span><span> looks at the variety of reasons people take the lives of coworkers or themselves and offers explanations for their behavior. Some are pathological; others are simply stretched to limits they can't sustain. The author offers real stories throughout and ends with a consideration of trends, responses, and prevention strategies.</span></span></span>
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Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1 Murder in the Workplace; 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 and Race; 7 The Problems and Politics of Being the Boss; 8 Confirming the Facts/Debunking the Myths; 9 Deciphering the Language of Workplace Suicide; 10 The Warning Signs; 11 Ironies, Trends, and Troublesome Facts; 12 Employer Response, Responsibility, and Resolve; 13 Guidelines for Workplace Safety, Security, and Control

14 ConclusionAppendix of the Perpetrators in the Study; Notes; Selected Bibliography; Index; About the Author

<span><span><span style=""font-style:italic;"">Dying on the Job</span><span> looks at the variety of reasons people take the lives of coworkers or themselves and offers explanations for their behavior. Some are pathological; others are simply stretched to limits they can't sustain. The author offers real stories throughout and ends with a consideration of trends, responses, and prevention strategies.</span></span></span>

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Brown, a lawyer, has amassed a comprehensive body of research examining workplace homicides, claiming that his book is the "only study that focuses on murder exclusively between employees, over issues that were job-related." He traces a brief period from when workplace murders were virtually nonexistent to the present seemingly plague-like proportions. This scholarly work not only is rich in historical foundation but also utilizes a social-psychological overview to better understand and analyze the significance of the relationship between past events and more contemporary behaviors. The more than 350 case studies included in Brown's analysis provide insights on the motives and warning signs of workplace homicides. This volume has the uncommon but coveted feature of drawing the interest of diverse groups. It is almost addictive in its power to fascinate the reader, whether a scholar or concerned citizen. Brown's delivery of the material has a strong academic structure, yet the material and ideas are easy to follow. Concluding chapters provide advice on workplace safety and security, making this volume highly relevant, given current concerns about violence in the workplace and society. A valuable resource for any social sciences based college-level course, and nearly required reading in management related classes as well. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduate through professional audiences. R. M. Seklecki Minot State University

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