Special Issue "Psycho-criminology, Crime, and the Law"
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: closed (31 December 2020).
Interests: psychological criminology; Asian criminology; psychology and the law; sexual violence; violent offending; stalking behavior; bullying behavior
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We are organizing a Special Issue on psycho-criminology, crime, and the law in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. This peer-reviewed scientific journal publishes original articles, critical reviews, research notes, and short communications in the interdisciplinary area of environmental health sciences and public health.
Psychological criminology is regarded as the convergence of psychology and criminology in which psychological criminology is concerned with the use of psychological knowledge to explain or describe, with the attempt to change, criminal behavior. This Special Issue focuses on the application of psycho-criminological approaches and constructs to crime, criminal and civil law, and the influence of law on behavior. This is to explore how individual criminal behavior is acquired, evoked, maintained, and modified through personality, social, and/or environmental influences. Contributors from criminology, criminal justice, psychology, psychiatry, sociology, legal, forensic sciences, genetics, public health, and allied fields. From a public health perspective, the key aim of this Special Issue is to advance our understanding of psycho-criminological mechanisms (i.e., personal, social, and environmental influences) associated with different criminal behavior in the intersections of the law.
Dr. Heng Choon (Oliver) Chan
Dr. Samuel Adjorlolo
Manuscript Submission Information
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- crime and delinquency
- criminal behavior and the law
- mental health and crime
- forensic mental health
- public health perspective of the crime
- environmental conditions and crime
- risk and protective factors of criminal behavior
- crime prevention and intervention
- offender rehabilitation
- civil and criminal mental health law