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Special Issue "Psychosocial Burden in Individuals at Risk of Criminal Behaviors"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Mental Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2023 | Viewed by 6043
Special Issue Editors
2. Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University Medical Center of the Johannes Gutenberg-University, 55131 Mainz, Germany
Interests: neurobiology and treatment of disruptive behavioral disorders; affect regulation and emotion control in violent offenders; assessment and treatment of ADHD in adults; development and validation of standardized measured in psychiatry
Interests: criminal behavior; forensic psychology; risk assessment; juvenile offending; sexual offending; adverse childhood experiences; treatment evaluation; psychiatric disorders
Interests: criminal behavior; forensic psychology; risk assessment; juvenile offending; criminal recidivism; adverse childhood experiences; mental health problems
Special Issue Information
The occurrence and persistence of criminal behaviors have been related to a wide variety of influencing factors on the intra- and inter-personal level. In particular, the role of psychosocial burden in the etiology of criminal offending has been highlighted. However, existing research on the associations of psychosocial burden with criminal behaviors remains inconclusive due to the heterogeneity in the constructs and samples examined in this context. As such, psychosocial burden may result from mental health status, adverse childhood experiences, personality problems, societal/environmental factors, family dynamics, peer influences, and many more. Criminal behavior may be examined in terms of first-time or repeated/chronic offending in juvenile or adult, general, and specific samples (e.g., individuals in incarceration or residential care, sexual, violent, or other offenders, psychiatric patients) based on different kinds of data assessment (e.g., self-reports vs. clinician-administered information). This Special Issue aims at providing a versatile collection of studies using various constructs, data sources, and analytical approaches to broaden the current knowledge on theoretical (e.g., etiological models, predictive associations) and practical implications (e.g., treatment, prevention, and policy) in the context of psychosocial burden and criminal behaviors. This collection of studies may inspire research, treatment, and policy approaches that support individuals at risk of criminal behaviors to develop toward a healthy, non-delinquent future, and thus protect society from further crime.
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Retz
Dr. Marcel Aebi
Dr. Steffen Barra
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- psychosocial burden
- criminal behavior
- mental health
- adverse childhood experiences
- societal influences
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Title: Desistance of (re-)offending behavior in high-risk youth
Authors: Stéphanie Habersaat, Sébastien Urben, Julie Palix, David Bürgin, Jörg M. Fegert, Klaus Schmeck, Marc Schmid, Cyril Boonmann
Title： Mental Disorders in Sexual Offenders and Their Significance for Risk Assessment
Authors: Daniel Turner
Title： Psychosocial adversities in a cohort of seriously offending adolescents and young adults from a residential treatment facility: Associations with treatment outcomes and criminal recidivism.
Authors: Marcel Aebi
Title： Psychosocial burden of female offenders in forensic psychiatry
Authors: Viviane Wolf
Title： Associations between Adverse Childhood Experiences and Extremist Attitudes
Authors: Ireen Dittmann, Thea Rau, & Marc Allroggen
Title： Multisystemic outpatient treatment of juvenile offenders: Challenges and Benefits
Authors: Felix Euler