Providing the Answers and Evidence To Inform Research, Policy, and Practice on such questions as:

  • What measures and protocols are helpful in assessing and classifying perpetrator attitudes, characteristics, risk factors, patterns, and behavior?
  • What can we do to identify, prevent, and manage violence and victimization within our educational, social service, criminal justice, and healthcare systems?
  • Are there effective intervention programs and techniques for refining the treatment of perpetrators and for assisting victims of violence?
  • What can we do to improve our understanding of factors associated with increased and decreased rates of violence, victimization, and recidivism?

As a pioneering specialty journal now approaching its 30th year of publication, Violence and Victims is a peer-reviewed journal featuring cutting-edge and evidence-based studies of theory, research, policy, and clinical practice related to all forms and types of interpersonal violence and victimization. Committed to the idea that interpersonal violence and victimization requires a broad-based understanding inadequately addressed by focusing upon a single type of abuse or the contributions of any one discipline, Violence and Victims features international and interdisciplinary contributions from a variety of professional disciplines such as psychology, psychiatry, sociology, criminology, law, medicine, nursing, psychiatry, and social work. Special emphasis is given to the reporting of original empirical research on the psychological, socio-cultural, and biological correlates, characteristics, risk factors, and associated variables related to the etiology, description, assessment, and treatment of physical violence, psychological abuse, and victimization that occur or have impact: Within the Family: including violence and abuse toward intimate partners, children, elders, and pets; the inter-relationship between different types of domestic violence; the interface between family violence and animal cruelty. Outside the Home: such as acquaintance and stranger rape, simple assault, homicide, youth violence, aggressive driving, and road rage; Within our Schools and Workplaces: such as employee or co-worker abuse, threat assessment, incident management, and bullying; academic functioning, social and emotional development associated with exposure to interpersonal violence and abuse. Upon Healthcare and Social Services: such as applied research related to the delivery, refinement, and standards for batterer’s treatment, victim support and assistance programs, assessment, diagnostic protocols, and interventions for physical injury, psychological, and emotional trauma; impacts and risks to children from direct and indirect exposure to violence and abuse. Criminal-Justice Legal Developments: having implications for classification, definition, and case-management, community intervention. Special Issues: The journal also provides a forum for special issues devoted to current areas of study, inter-related contributions to a specific type of violence, or controversial topics thorough either invitations by or idea proposals made to the Editor-in-Chief (send a message). Visit Violence and Victims online to view recent issues. «… We find this professional journal to be an invaluable teaching tool along with keeping our staff members on the cutting edge of domestic violence treatment and prevention.»

Hedy Nuriel, President & CEO HAVEN,
Help Against Violent Encounters Now, Pontiac, MI

«… an indispensable resource… for the latest and most sophisticated work in the field.»

–L. Kevin Hamberger, PhD,
Medical College of Wisconsin, Racine, WI

«Violence and Victims has steadily provided interested readers with the best and latest of sound qualitative and quantitative investigations of criminal violence against children, young people, and adults in the United States and internationally.»

Russ Immarigeon, Contributing Editor,
Crime Victims Report

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