Perceptions of threatening communication by employees in a New Zealand public sector organisation

Uploaded: 2021-02-08
Languages: EnglishNew Zealand English
Collected from: 2020-06-01
Access category: Restricted
Email: Not available
To: 2020-12-31


A set of 10 emails and letters sent to a New Zealand public service agency between 2017 - 2020

Subject keywords: Threat, Self-harm, email communication, New Zealand
Data types: Written
Funders: N/A
Associated AIFL centres: Forensic Linguistic Databank (FoLD)
License: CC0 (The Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication)


9 English/ New Zealand English language threatening emails and 1 threatening letter comprising 1,172 words. Senders are male and female, aged between 31 and 64, with one anonymous sender. These 10 texts comprise all communications received by one New Zealand public service agency between 2017 and 2020 categorised by them as ‘threats’ (4 texts) or ‘threats of self-harm’ (6 texts

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