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Violence in the workplace



As in any other environment, individuals at work are at risk of physical attack, but employees may also be subjected to threats, bullying, harassment and other psychological harms. Whilst workplace violence is now being recognised as a serious issue, it remains an ambiguous term and an under researched problem. This report provides an overview of fatal and non fatal violence in Australian workplaces and identifies research and policy options for its prevention and control.

This project was funded by the Crime Prevention Branch of the Criminal Justice Division, Commonwealth Attorney-General's Department.

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Perrone S 1999. Violence in the workplace. Research and public policy series no. 22. Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology. https://aic.gov.au/publications/rpp/rpp22