Special Issue "New Advances in Interpersonal Violence"

A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Behavior, Chronic Disease and Health Promotion".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2022.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Juan Manuel Moreno-Manso
Guest Editor
Department of Psychology, Faculty of Education, University of Extremadura, 06006 Badajoz, Spain
Interests: child abuse; intimate partner violence; family violence; child-to-parent violence
Dr. Natalia Bueso-Izquierdo
Guest Editor
Department of Psychology, Faculty of Education, University of Extremadura, 06006 Badajoz, Spain
Interests: intimate partner violence; neuroscience
Dr. Mónica Guerrero-Molina
Guest Editor
Department of Psychology, Faculty of Education, University of Extremadura, 06006 Badajoz, Spain
Interests: intimate partner violence; violence against women; partner aggressors

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Given the rise in interpersonal violence over recent years, there has been growing scientific, social, and clinical interest in the subject. The social alarm generated by the media and the increase in reports to the police has brought this problem to the public eye, a problem which, despite the advances that have been made, still shows worrying official figures.

Interpersonal violence can manifest in different ways, but principally through family violence and violence between people who know each other. A whole range of violent relationships can be identified that constitute a serious problem because of the suffering of the victims and the consequences of the aftermath. Within the range of interpersonal violence, we can highlight intimate partner violence, child abuse, child sexual abuse, child-to-parent violence, maltreatment of the elderly, bullying, cyberbullying, and mobbing, among others.

The magnitude of the problem requires research to be carried out aimed at investigating the violent relationships that occur in different contexts and whose nature may be physical, psychological, sexual, economic, academic, or labor. Currently, the different works of research have determined that there is no single cause that could explain interpersonal violence, but that there is a multitude of interconnected dynamics that contribute to the occurrence of this problem. All these forms of violence are characterized by a relationship of inequality between aggressor and victim, and many take place in a context of privacy that makes their detection more difficult.

The early detection of these forms of violence and the setting up of prevention and intervention measures are key elements for protecting the victims and preventing these problems from becoming chronic.

For all the above reasons, we consider it is necessary to pay closer attention to this ever more visible social problem that continues to grow.

For this Special Issue, we invite you to submit articles on high-quality original research or reviews that provide contributions to this field.

Dr. Juan Manuel Moreno-Manso
Dr. Natalia Bueso-Izquierdo
Dr. Mónica Molina
Guest Editors

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  • intimate partner violence
  • gender-based violence
  • child abuse
  • child sexual abuse
  • child-to-parent violence
  • victimization
  • aggressors in gender-based violence
  • maltreatment of the elderly
  • bullying
  • cyberbullying
  • mobbing

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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