Special Issue "Violence, Victimization and Prevention"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2022.
2. Interdisciplinary Center for Gender Studies (CIEG) of the Higher Institute of Social and Political Sciences of the University of Lisbon (ISCSP-UL), 1300-663 Lisbon, Portugal
Interests: domestic violence; dating violence; victims of polivictimization; youth and delinquency; gender-based violence
Interests: violence and victimization; social sciences; global health; environment and human health; environmental science; sustainability; information and communication technologies (ITCs); statistics and probability
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This Special Issue aims to address violence as a serious public health problem (Rossi and Talevi, 2017) that entails several new forms of victimization stimulated by contemporary societies. Violence and victimization cross different cultures and different systems (e.g., individual, family, school, social) and subsystems (e.g., marital, parental, peers, dating), impacting different areas, such as health (physical and mental), criminal justice, and social wellbeing, and may undermine social development (WHO, 2014; Seth and Peshevska, 2014). Experiencing violence is a major risk factor for the development of lifelong health and social problems (Rossi and Talevi, 2017). Violence is a complex, multifaceted, and multidetermined phenomenon (Dahlberg and Krug, 2006) that on a daily basis victimizes the lives of many children, adolescents, adults, and the elderly, requiring continuous effort to achieve an adequate understanding of how it is carried out and how to minimize it and prevent it (Hamby, 2017). The articles in this Special Edition should address the different types of violence and new forms of victimization present in the various systems and subsystems above identified, as well as the prevention practices developed to mitigate their impact and implications in individual and social terms. Papers related with practical implications for clinical and institutional support to victims of violence are also welcome. Submitted papers should be based on rigorous, high-quality quantitative, qualitative, or mixed-methods research, intersectional and comparative analyses, contributing to new insights and developments into the topics addressed. Papers based on research with under-represented, minoritized or marginalized groups, or specific social contexts are particularly encouraged.
Dahlberg, L., & Krug, E. (2006). Violence a global public health problem. Ciência & Saúde Coletiva, 11(2), 277-292.https://doi.org/10.1590/s1413-81232006000200007
Hamby, S. (2017). On defining violence, and why it matters. Psychology of Violence, 7(2), 167-180. http://doi.org/10.1037/vio0000117
Rossi, A., & Talevi, D. (2017). Interpersonal violence and mental illness. Journal of Psychopathology, 23, 49-51.
Seth, D., & Peshevska, D. J. (2014). Preventing interpersonal violence in Europe. Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences, 2(2), 350-352. https://doi.org/10.3889/oamjms.2014.060
World Health Organization (WHO). (2014). Global status report on violence prevention. World Health Organization.
Other important references
Ameral, V., Palm Reed, K. M., & Hines, D. A. (2017). An analysis of help-seeking patterns among college students victims of sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 1-25. https://doi.org/10.1177/0886260517721169
Caridade, S. (2019). Dating violence in schools: Preventing and responding through the perspective of educational professionals. In W. Spencer (Ed.), Dating Violence: Prevalence, Risk Factors and Perspectives (pp. 25-40). New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc.
Caridade, S., Braga, T., & Borrajo, E. (2019). Cyber dating abuse: Evidence from a systematic review. Journal of Aggression and Violent Behavior, 48, 152-168. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.avb.2019.08.018
Caridade, S., Pinheiro, I., & Dinis, A. (2019). Disclosure in victims of dating violence: Strategies and reasons for help-seeking. In W. Spencer (Ed.), Dating violence: Prevalence, risk Factors and perspectives (pp. 85-106). New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc.
Chu, D. C., & Sun, I. Y. (2014). Reactive versus proactive attitudes toward domestic violence: A comparison of Taiwanese male and female police officers. Crime and Delinquency, 60(2), 216-237. http://doi.org/10.1177/0011128710372192
De La Rue, L., Polanin, J., Espelage, D., & Pigott, T. (2017). A meta-analysis of school-based interventions aimed to prevent or reduce violence in teen dating relationships. Review of Educational Research, 87(1), 7-34. http://doi.org/10.3102/0034654316632061
Delara, M. (2016). Mental health consequences and risk factors of physical intimate partner violence. Mental Health in Family Medicine, 12, 119-125. Retrieved from http://www.mhfmjournal.com/pdf/mental-health-consequences-and-risk-factors-of-physical-intimate-partner-violence.pdf
Hagemann-White, C. (2017). Responses to domestic violence in Germany in a European context. In E. S. Buzawa & C. G. Buzawa (Eds.), Global responses to domestic violence (pp. 87-105). Cham, Switzerland: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-56721-1_5
Khubchandani, J., Clark, J., Wiblishause, M. et al. (2017). Preventing and responding to teen dating violence: A national study of school principals' perspectives and practices. Violence and Gender, 4(4), 144-151. https://doi.org/10.1089/vio.2017.0043
Lamoreaux, D., & Sulkowski, M. L. (2019). An alternative to fortified schools: Using crime prevention through environmental design (CPTED) to balance student safety and psychological well‐being. Psychology in the Schools, 1-14. http://doi.org/10.1002/pits.22301
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Park, S., & Kim, S. (2018). The power of family and community factors in predicting dating violence: A meta-analysis. Aggression and Violent Behavior, 40, 19-28. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.avb.2018.03.002
Santos, A. & Caridade. S. (2017). Violence in intimate relationship between same- sex partners: prevalence study. Trends in Psychology, 25(3), 1357-1371. http://doi.org/10.9788/tp2017.3-19pt
Sigurdsson, E. L. (2019). Domestic violence-are we up to the task? Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care, Online publication. https://doi.org/10.1080/02813432.2019.1608638
Smith, K., Cénat, J. M., Lapierre, L., Dion, J., & Hébert, M. (2018). Cyber dating violence: Prevalence and correlates among high school students from small urban areas in Quebec. Journal of Affective Disorders, 234, 220–223. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2018.02.043
Prof. Sónia Maria Martins Caridade
Prof. Maria Alzira Pimenta Dinis
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- Child abuse
- Dating violence
- Domestic violence
- Early prevention
- Elderly abuse
- Exposure to interparental violence
- Family violence
- Gender-based violence
- Interpersonal violence
- Intimate partner violence (IPV)
- Marital violence
- Multicultural intervention
- Multiple victimization
- Primary prevention
- Psychoeducational intervention
- School violence
- Secondary prevention
- Secondary victimization
- Singular victimization
- Tertiary prevention
- Violence and information and communication technologies (ICT’s)
- Violence awareness
- Violence prevention practices
- Youth violence