Behavioral-Based Predictors of Workplace Violence in the Army STARRS
Annual rept. 30 Sep 2012-29 Sep 2013
HARVARD MEDICAL SCHOOL BOSTON MA
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This project aims to carry out secondary analyses of data on risk-protective factors for workplace violence perpetration victimization in the Army Study to Assess Risk and Resilience in Servicemembers A-STARRS and expand knowledge about modifiable risk and protective factors for workplace violence perpetration and victimization. Our analysis of administrative criminal justice data shows that prevalence of founded physical violence, verbal violence, and sexual violence perpetration estimates were 3.2, 0.5, and 0.8, respectively, over the time period 2004-09, with the number of founded incidents 1,155100KPY i.e., 1,155 incidents per 100,000 person-years for physical violence, 172100KPY for verbal violence, and 284100KPY for sexual violence. Roughly one-third of instance of physical and sexual violence perpetration are recurrences. We also examined victimization and found lower rates than for perpetration 594100KPY for physical violence, 108100KPY for verbal violence, and 184100KPY for sexual violence. This means that soldiers have higher rates of perpetration than victimization of these violent acts. Analyses of administrative predictors are just now beginning, but will soon lead to developing risk prediction algorithms to pinpoint soldiers at high risk of violence perpetration and victimization.
- Sociology and Law
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations