Special Issue "Antisocial Behavior in Youth: Victims and Offenders"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Adolescents".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2021.
Interests: antisocial behavior; juvenile justice; younger victims and offenders; risk assessment instruments; cognitive reserve; applied psychometrics; meta-analysis; quantitative psychology
Interests: antisocial behavior; juvenile justice; younger offenders; recidivism; juvenile victims; risk assessment instruments; research methodology; systematic review and meta-analysis
Antisocial behavior in youth causes greater alarm in society compared to when this type of behavior is carried out by adults. Traditionally, research has been focused on young offenders, with the aim of preventing antisocial behavior from being repeated or becoming chronic. The study of juvenile antisocial behavior should be approached from a dual perspective, with the aim of understanding the risk and protective factors presented by both juvenile offenders and victims. The study of risk and protective factors (promotive and protective) will allow the prevention of antisocial behavior in young people, favoring the non-repetition of this antisocial behavior.
Better knowledge of juvenile antisocial behavior will allow the creation and adaptation of valid, reliable, and sensitive measurement instruments. The development of this type of instrument is essential for the correct identification of this changing phenomenon according to social and legal conceptions.
This Special Issue has the purpose of contributing to international research on youth antisocial behavior, where researchers can share and disseminate the latest research advances from the double perspective of victims and offenders.
Prof. Dr. Juan García-García
Dr. Elena Ortega Campos
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- antisocial behavior
- juvenile justice
- risk assessment instruments
- youth offenders
- youth victims