The threat of violence concerns most people most profoundly. It has long been a topic of intensive academic, practical and political debate. In recent years the workplace has emerged as a recognized site of violence, threat and menace and this book will make a significant contribution to the growing literature on workplace violence. Using innovative research methods, it uniquely examines four of the most violence-prone occupations: (a) the police, (b) the accident and emergency staff (c) social workers and (d) mental health proffessionals. The Violent Workplace identifies similarities and diff.