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Workplace assaults in Britain: Understanding the influence of individual and workplace characteristics

Jones, Trevor David Butler ORCID:, Robinson, Amanda L ORCID:, Fevre, Ralph William ORCID: and Lewis, Duncan 2011. Workplace assaults in Britain: Understanding the influence of individual and workplace characteristics. British Journal of Criminology 51 (1) , pp. 159-178. 10.1093/bjc/azq064

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Studies based on British Crime Survey (BCS) data suggest that the overall incidence of workplace assault is relatively low. However, these data have a number of limitations. They include only assaults carried out by clients or the public, provide limited information about the individuals involved and their workplaces, and tell us little about perceived causes of violence at work. The 2008 Workplace Behaviour Survey (WBS) presents a more detailed picture than has hitherto been available about the extent and nature of interpersonal assaults at work. This paper discusses in detail the WBS findings regarding the prevalence, frequency and patterns of workplace assaults in Britain.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Cardiff Centre for Crime, Law and Justice (CCLJ)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Workplace violence; Levels; Patterns; Workplace behaviour survey; Harassment; Victims; Perpetrators
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISSN: 0007-0955
Last Modified: 26 May 2023 12:57

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