The Psychology and Law of Workplace Violence: A Handbook for Mental Health Professionals and Employers
Irvin H., Ph.D. Perline, Jona, Ph.D. GoldschmidtISBN: 0398074321;
Security professionals involved in preventing workplace violence will find The "Psychology and Law of Workplace Violence" to be an excellent reference. Although the book is long, the information is useful and is presented in an easy writing style. The well-organized book has three parts: the psychological aspects of workplace violence, the legal aspects of workplace violence, and capsule summaries of real-life incidents and lessons learned. Managers, consultants, and instructors will likely benefit most from the first four chapters. They offer rich knowledge of the psychology of workplace violence, including Perline's theory that distinguishes between object-focused and nonobject-focused violence. They also describe a continuum of internal and external risk factors, and present practical prevention strategies. For example, it may be useful to know that an employee's perception of injustices and entitlement may trigger his need to find closure for his frustration. Defusing...
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