Violence and Gender is the first and only peer-reviewed journal focusing on the understanding, prediction, and prevention of acts of violence. The Journal is the international forum for the critical examination of biological, genetic, behavioral, psychological, racial, ethnic, and cultural factors as they relate to the gender of perpetrators of violence. Through peer-reviewed research, roundtable discussions, case studies, and other original content, Violence and Gender explores the difficult issues that are vital to threat assessment and prevention of the epidemic of violence.
Violence and Gender coverage includes:
- Prediction, intervention, and prevention
- Gender biology
- Mental health
- Predatory behavior
- Planned vs. impulsive acts of violence
- Paraphilic behavior
- Testosterone, hormones, and neurochemicals
- Nature vs. nurture
- Video games, films, television, the Internet, and media
- Warning behaviors
- The effect of adolescent competition, such as in athletics, clubs, group behavior, and cliques
- Racial, ethnic, and cultural factors
Violence and Gender is under the editorial leadership of Mary Ellen O'Toole, PhD, Senior FBI Profiler/Criminal Investigative Analyst (ret.), Forensic Behavioral Consultant, and expert in psychopathy, criminal investigative analysis, offender behavior, targeted school violence, workplace violence, and threat assessment.
“I spent my career studying the criminal violent mind,” says Dr. O’Toole, “and now gratuitous violence is at an all-time high. This violence is well-planned, lethal, and extremely callous. The offenders are nearly always male. Does gender really make a difference in the commission of violent crime? It's time for a journal to take on this question.”
Audience: Psychologists, sociologists, and mental health experts; behavioral intervention teams; criminologists; threat assessment professionals; educators and school administrators; cultural anthropologists; neurobiologists, endocrinologists, psychopharmacologists, and biology experts; probation, parole, and corrections officers; and law enforcement professionals at federal, state, local, and international agencies, among others.
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