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dc.contributor.authorCollingwood, Patriciaen_US
dc.contributor.authorPrenzler, Timothyen_US
dc.contributor.authorSarre, Ren_US
dc.contributor.authorCairres, Ben_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T11:04:42Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T11:04:42Z
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.date.modified2012-03-29T04:45:40Z
dc.identifier.issn14613557en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/44065
dc.description.abstractThis study employed national workers' compensation data to examine and compare the nature and prevalence of work-related injuries and occupational violence experienced by Australian security officers and police between 2000 and 2008. The study found that while security officers' work-related injuries overall occurred at half the rate of police officers', the rates of occupational violence were about equal and followed the same trend over time - rising during the mid 2000s and then declining steadily. However, injuries to security officers appeared more serious than those experienced by police. Security officers were twice as likely to sustain a head injury and, on average, lost about six weeks more work than police. Compared with all other Australian occupations, security and police were in the top three highest claiming occupations for work-related injuries and deaths from occupational violence, with security officers at number one in both instances. The findings add to the very limited literature on injuries and violence experienced by police and security officers. However, the findings also show the need for more research on the specific situational factors involved in injuries and on what works in prevention.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.publisherVathek Publishingen_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.vathek.com/ijpsm/contents.php?vi=13.3en_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom223en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto233en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue3en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalInternational Journal of Police Science and Managementen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume13en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCriminology not elsewhere classifieden_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode160299en_US
dc.titlePolice and security officer experiences of occupational violence and injury in Australiaen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2011 Vathek Publishing Ltd. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.en_US
gro.date.issued2011
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