Balancing risk and professional identity, secondary school teachers' narratives of violence

Martin, Denise, Mackenzie, Nicola and Healy, Jane (2012) Balancing risk and professional identity, secondary school teachers' narratives of violence. Criminology & Criminal Justice, 13 (4). pp. 398-414. ISSN 1748-8958

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Abstract

Violence against teachers is seen as a growing problem by both professional bodies and the media. However, this account fails to acknowledge differing views about what actually constitutes violence and how those that experience violence comprehend it. Drawing on literature on workplace violence and fear of crime, this article seeks to identify how we can begin to understand better violence against teachers. Furthermore, by examining secondary school teachers’ own narratives in depth, it is identified that a number of factors influence the meanings that they attach to their
own experiences of workplace violence. This includes their professional identity, feelings about their pupils and their role as a teacher, their own sense of vulnerability, levels of experience and
general feelings about schools and young people today.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > School of Law > Criminology and Sociology
Item ID: 12179
Depositing User: Jane Healy
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2013 12:05
Last Modified: 30 May 2019 18:32
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/12179

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