Special Issue "Youth Violence as a Public Health Issue"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2018).
Interests: youth violence; working with young offenders; criminology; youth justice
According to the World Health Organization, youth violence has clearly been recognized as a serious public health problem in almost all countries around the world. While some young people are the perpetrators of different forms of violence such as bullying and homicide, others are found as victims and/or witnesses of this violence. For instance, homicide is the fourth leading cause of death among young people aged 10–29. Victims of youth violence are often young people. Undoubtedly, a number of human service professionals and policymakers have been working hard to stop violence and to identify the most effective method of preventing youth violence. However, there is neither a quick solution nor a straightforward approach to preventing youth violence.
This Special Issue welcomes submissions that examine the role of personal, social and environmental influences in the etiology and prevention of youth violence. It also investigates the best practices of youth violence prevention. Special emphasis will be placed on the integration of theories, research and/or practice in illustrating how and what can be done to stop youth violence from a public health perspective.
Contributors from public health, criminology, criminal justice, psychology, psychiatry, sociology, public health, social work, and allied fields are encouraged to submit a full paper for publication. It is hope that this Issue will advance our understanding of youth violence and help identifying effective strategies to stop violence from a public health perspective.
Prof. Dr. Wing Hong Chui
Manuscript Submission Information
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Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2300 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- violence as a public health issue
- etiology of youth violence
- risk and protective factors of youth violence
- youth violence intervention
- prevention of youth violence
- new directions in violence prediction