Special Issue "Alcohol-Related Violence: The Impact of Drinking Pattern, Drinker Personality and Drinking Context"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2022.
Interests: alcohol-related violence in licensed venues; predictors of violence; alcohol/drug use in rural populations; the behaviour of vested interests such as the global alcohol industry
Interests: alcohol misuse; substance abuse
The burden of violence is a substantial public health issue. Globally, violence is a major cause of death and disability for people under the age of 44 years of age. Alcohol plays a significant role in violence, but the relationship is complex. It is important to consider drinking levels, patterns, the context in which alcohol is consumed, the personality of the drinker, and the way in which these factors interact to promote aggression and violence. Health conditions are also implicated including, but not limited to, mental health, cognitive disorders (such as Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy), and "diabetic rage.” However, the available evidence is spread broadly across disciplines, precluding opportunities for consolidation and synthesis. Furthermore, evidence can often be contested on ideological grounds, or to serve the vested interests of the alcohol industry and its affiliate industries (e.g., sports, advertising and music). The purpose of this Special Issue is to therefore provide a platform for articles of relevance that will stimulate scholarly investigation and discussion of the different factors associated with alcohol-related violence.
This Special Issue of the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH) therefore welcomes submissions focusing on the relationship between alcohol, aggression and violence, including the impact of drinking patterns, drinker personalities, and drinking contexts. We also welcome submissions covering interventions that address alcohol-related aggression, including interventions in vulnerable populations, such as dependent drinkers and their families. Submissions can focus on activities that impede or facilitate the formulation and implementation of promising alcohol policies, including collaborations with policymakers, improving advocacy strategies, and exposing and countering conflicts of interest and/or the actions of industry actors. While the focus will be on empirical and review articles, articles with an editorial style or that propose methodological innovations will also be considered.Prof. Dr. Peter Miller
Prof. Dr. Simon C. Moore
Dr. Richelle Mayshak
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