www.mobbing.ca is a new Canadian website dealing with Mobbing issues in Canada. Like this website the goal is to educate and help the public.
Tim Field author of Bully in sight and maintains Bullyonline
Tim Field- The Serial Bully at http://www.bullyonline.org/workbully/serial.htm
Noa Davenport, Ph.D.,Gail Pursell Elliott,Ruth A.Schwartz are authors of Mobbing, Emotional Abuse in the American Workplace maintain: Mobbing USA
Drs. Gary and Ruth Namie are authors of The Bully At Work and maintain:The Workplace Bullying and Trauma Institute
The late Dr. Heinz Leymann is the author of The Mobbing Encylopedia and maintained on his behalf is: The Mobbing Encylopedia
Drs. Gary and Ruth Namie are authors of The Bully at Work and maintain:The Workplace Bullying and Trauma Institute
Susan Marais-Steinman and Magriet Herman are authors of Corporate Hyena's and Maintain: The Work Trauma Foundation
Dr. Kenneth Westhues is the leading expert in Canada on mobbing here is his online article: At the Mercy of the Mob
The below article is written by Allen Garr of the Vancouver courier wrote and article "Trial dishes poop on cop coop" He discusses the wrongful dismissal trial of Geographic profiling innovator and Vancouver Police Detective Dr. Kim Rossmo. He was unloaded by the jealous "old boys network" because they felt threatend by his rapid rise in the department.
Courtesy of the Vancouver Courier, Thursday July 5, 2001 Trial dishes poop on cop coop By Allen Garr Call me the Courier's agricultural reporter. For the past two weeks I've been watching the chickens come home to roost in a trial at the court house. I use the word "chickens" advisedly because this is all about pecking orders. The trial is the wrongful dismissal case brought by former Vancouver police officer Kim Rossmo against the Vancouver Police Board and Deputy Police Chief John Unger. Rossmo, you may recall, was the constable who went off on his own hook and got his PhD in criminology at SFU for developing a new crook-catching technique called Geographic Profiling. What this trial and the evidence that has come out so far has shown us is that a force that is renowned for taking care of its own, is quite capable of cutting a guy down who doesn't know his place. In 1995 when Rossmo got his degree and job offers started pouring in from everywhere-including North Eastern University in the U.S. and Cambridge University in England-the RCMP offered him a job and the rank of inspector. They wanted to keep him and his skills in the country. Rossmo's boss, Vancouver Police Chief Ray Canuel, trumped that offer. He needed a star attraction to improve the department's image. Rossmo was jumped up four ranks to detective inspector and given a five-year contract. The old boys club that controls things in the Vancouver police department went ballistic. Even though they saw Canuel as one of their own, they weren't about to let this uppity constable into their circle of power. Trial evidence shows Canuel was so intimidated by the rebellion he didn't send out the usual internal "bulletin" to announce Rossmo's promotion. The old boys refused to grant Rossmo full admission to the officers' mess which is a 600 square foot lounge and bar on the 7th floor of the main cop shop open to cops holding the rank of inspector and above. Rossmo says he was verbally abused and cut out of communication loops. Other investigators refused to use his work-most notably in the case of the missing prostitutes where Rossmo believed a serial killer could be involved. Rossmo was getting global accolades for his theory and was busy training other police forces in his techniques but on the Vancouver force some called geographic profiling "voodoo." Departmental meeting locations were changed without informing him. His requests for information were ignored. Bits of his office furniture disappeared. Decisions were made about his budget without telling him. What happened to Rossmo at the hands of the senior ranks is not new. A form of it was used to unload Vancouver Police Chief Bruce Chambers. Chambers in fact gave evidence to support Rossmo at the trial. The phenomenon has been written about by academics for the past two decades. It is called "workplace mobbing." Classically the target is an overachiever, and someone who doesn't fit in. Rossmo's geekish interest in mathematics and scholarly research along with his being catapulted up the chain of command made him a perfect fit. University of Waterloo sociologist Kenneth Westhues describes workplace mobbing as "an impassioned, collective movement by management and/or co-workers to exclude, punish and humiliate a targeted worker. "A desperate urge to crush and eliminate the target spreads through the work unit, infecting one person after another like a contagious disease. The target comes to be seen as absolutely abhorrent, outside the circle of respectability, deserving of contempt." In his final testimony before an indefinite break in the trial, deputy police chief Gary Greer denied many of Rossmo's allegations. Then he described the difference between Rossmo, the detective superintendent, and what he considered legitimate superintendents in the force. Contempt dripped from each word about how Rossmo didn't measure up to the standard. He didn't jump through the hoops the rest of them did. He had "no clout." He had "no authority." And he wasn't about to be given any either, not by the boys who set the pecking order at the police department.