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Security Journal

, Volume 16, Issue 3, pp 19–35 | Cite as

Responsive Tactics: Police Methods Used to Prevent Non-stranger Violence in the Workplace

  • Guy BomarJr
Research Article

Abstract

The purpose of this qualitative study was to identify methods used by crime prevention officers for assisting client organizations with non-stranger workplace violence, and to explore facilitators and barriers to their participation. An 11-item interview guide was developed and piloted to query a purposive sample of 15 senior crime prevention officers. Interviews took place at 15 police departments, small, medium, and large, in a southeastern state of the United States. Data were analyzed through constant comparative analysis. Responsive tactics, the central phenomenon identified from the data, explained methods used by police to prevent non-stranger workplace violence. Within the process of responsive tactics, officers articulated a variety of techniques. Under responsive tactics were subsumed three major categories: assessing, advising, and assisting. The findings have implications for police policy and the potential expansion of situational crime prevention.

Keywords

Workplace violence police methods crime prevention risk management organizational behavior 

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© Palgrave Macmillan 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • Guy BomarJr
    • 1
  1. 1.Managing Associate, Carolina Risk Management & Safety Group

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