With so many people working from home these days, it seems odd to do a show on workplace violence. But the reality is that Covid hasn’t erased workplace violence; it’s just influenced the shape of it. From fights over mask-wearing to increased financial stress that shortens tempers to a blurring of boundaries between domestic and workplace violence, the ability to accurate assess – and respond to – threats can mean the difference between life and death. On this episode of The Forensic Psychologist, Dr. Joni Johnston talks with workplace violence expert Dr. Steve Albrecht on what employers and employees need to know.
Dr. Steve Albrecht is one of the country’s leading experts on workplace and school violence prevention and on dealing with high-risk employees, students, customers, library patrons, and taxpayers. In 1994, Dr. Steve Albrecht co-wrote Ticking Bombs, one of the first business books on workplace violence. As part of his on-going research, he has interviewed three workplace murderers in prison.