Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law

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This Article addresses the issue of workplace violence, focusing on the United States and potential terrorist actions in the workplace. The Author begins with an organizational model for workplace security, describing the types of workplace violence, and the factors that may trigger violence. The Article continues with a description of the common behavior traits that violent workers possess, and also describes the "cycle" ultimately leading to workplace violence. In looking more closely at the common types of workplace violence and the characteristics of those who commit workplace violence, the Author provides an organizational model for reducing or preventing workplace violence. The Article concludes that until the workplace has both trust and participation, workers must be prepared for violence.