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The Organizational Model for Workplace Security


  • Thomas K. Capozzoli



The definition of workplace violence is a ???any act of harassment (including sexual harassment), intimidation, threat, rape or homicide that takes place at a victim???s place of employment.??? When the statistics for workplace violence are looked at, it is easily understood why workplace security is rapidly becoming a problem for many organizations. The situation that provokes workplace violence does not necessarily have to start in the workplace or and the act of violence does not necessarily have to happen in the workplace for organizations to be concerned. Many organizations are just learning that violence can occur anywhere at anytime and they must be prepared to cope with the situation. This means they must take a look at their preparedness and decide what they need to do to not only increase preparedness but also to understand what procedures they do day to day that might affect a potentially violent situation. Organizations need to ask tough questions as to their hiring procedures, termination procedures, and security procedures. In today???s society, this increases from the aspect of global terrorism and how well are they prepared for the potential of a terrorist attack. Security in the workplace will continue to be a concern but by following specific procedures and processes the risk of a situation happening can be significantly reduced.

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  • Thomas K. Capozzoli, 2003. "The Organizational Model for Workplace Security," William Davidson Institute Working Papers Series 529, William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan.
  • Handle: RePEc:wdi:papers:2003-529

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    1. Norman Bishara & Cindy Schipani, 2009. "Complementary Alternative Benefits to Promote Peace," Journal of Business Ethics, Springer, vol. 89(4), pages 539-557, March.


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