Unit 4 examines the prevention and remediation of workplace violence, including sexual harassment. While this may seem like an odd topic to examine at the end of a course that is focused on compensation and disability management, it allows us to consider two important topics. The first issue is the need for an organization and an injured worker to eventually move on from an injury event. Physical and emotional violence in the workplace provides an opportunity to consider notions of healing, acceptance, and risk mitigation. The second issue to consider is how to delineate acceptable violence in the workplace from unacceptable violence. The criteria we use, and their fluidity over time, tell us something important about the basic nature of employment relationships.
- Use concepts and materials from Unit 4 to construct your answers.
- Cite the source of any materials you paraphrase or directly quote.
observation of the role played by research “data” and flawed statistics in further propagating age old racial stereotypes and biased understandings of crime is instrumental as it shows that institutional racism is still rife till date. The policies developed during this period failed to prevent crime and public safety, but rather heightened it as many African Americans reacted to the injustice they were constantly subjected to by the very people and government that was supposed to protect them. While some heads of state implemented policies detrimental to racial minorities out of ignorance, others like Nixon were more intentional and recognized the detrimental impact such policies would have on these minority communities for generations to come. The policies, framed as being for the greater good of these minority populations, were actually designed to “keep them in their place” and to ensure a maintenance of the racial hierarchy while perpetuating socio economic problems. The inequalities that have come about as a result of these policies have created a fissure in the African American community which will take consistent and prolonged intentional effort to reverse. Also, the obvious decriminalization of white youth and portrayal of black youth as delinquents indicated a greater underlying problem. Although policy makers came to recognize incarceration as an ineffective crime prevention method, they still pushed for higher incarceration rates of certain groups of “offenders”. Of significant importance to note is the law enforcement’s increased and preemptive interactions with black youth, which led to the increase in the probability of being charged with a crime. As the reverse was and still is the case in wealthier white neighborhoods, white youth’s possibility of having a criminal record was considerably low. The first attempt to work on socio economic problems in order to solve urban unrest was attributed to the Kerner Commission during the Johnson Administration. In March 1968, for the first time the commission identified white racism and not black anger as the primary cause of urban American turmoil. Newsweek also carried out extensive research and came about with a similar conclusion, and offered possible solutions to racial inequality. However, these more accurate findings and advice were overlooked by policymakers and the vicious cycle continued. Hinton was successful in tracing the origins of the American prison problem to the Johnson administration as her historical analysis brought a lo>GET ANSWER