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Violence and Victims

SKU# 08866708

Editors: Roland D. Maiuro, PhD

ISSN: 08866708

eISSN: 19457073

FREQUENCY: Bimonthly


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).

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"... 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,
Help Against Violent Encounters Now (HAVEN), 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

Editorial Board 


Roland D. Maiuro, PhD
Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute
University of Washington


Sarah E. Ullman, PhD
Department of Criminal Justice
University of Illinois at Chicago

Edna Erez, LLB, PhD
Department of Justice Studies
Kent State University


Ileana Arias, PhD
National Center for Injury Prevention & Control
Centers for Disease Control

Constance L. Chapple, PhD
Department of Sociology
University of Oklahoma

Keith E. Davis, PhD
Department of Psychology
University of South Carolina

Donald Dutton, PhD
Department of Psychology
University of British Columbia

David Finkelhor, PhD
Family Research Laboratory
University of New Hampshire

Irene Hanson Frieze, PhD
Department of Psychology
University of Pittsburgh

Sherry L. Hamby, PhD
Department of Psychology
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

John Lion, MD
Institute of Psychiatry and Human Behavior
University of Maryland
School of Medicine
School of Criminal Justice
University of Albany

TK Logan, PHD
Department of Behavioral Science
University of Kentucky

Pam McAuslan, PhD
Department of Behavioral Sciences
University of Michigan-Dearborn

John Monahan, PhD
School of Law
University of Virginia

Eli Newberger, MD
Children's Hospital

Neil Ribner, PhD
California School of Professional Psychology
Alliant International University

Alan Rosenbaum, PhD
Department of Psychiatry
University of Massachusetts Medical School

Barry Ruback, JD, PhD
Department of Sociology
Penn State University

Marsha Runtz, PhD
Department of Psychology
University of Victoria, BC

Bruce Sales, JD, PhD
Department of Criminal Justice
Indiana University

Daniel Saunders, PhD
School of Social Work
University of Michigan

Todd K. Shackelford, PhD
Department of Psychology
Oakland University

Daniel Jay Sonkin, PhD
Independent Trainer & Consultant
Sausalito, California

Murray Straus, PhD
Family Research Laboratory
University of New Hampshire

Peter P. Vitaliano, PhD
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
University of Washington
School of Medicine

Lisa K. Waldner, PhD
Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice,
University of St. Thomas

Neil Weiner, PhD
Center for Studies on Criminology & Criminal Law University of Pennsylvania

Arlene N. Weisz, PhD
School of Social Work
Wayne State University


Jane A. Eberle, MEd
Psychological Services
Seattle Public Schools


L. Kevin Hamberger, PhD
Family Practice Center
All Saints Systems, Inc.

Judith McFarlane, RN, Dr. PH, FAAN
College of Nursing,
Texas Woman's University

Randy A. Sansone, MD
Sycamore Primary Care Center
Wright State School of Medicine


Thomas L. Hafemeister, JD, PhD
University of Virginia
Illinois Institute of Technology



Violence and Victims provides the following author resources. To download these materials, please click the links below:

Guidelines for Authors (PDF File)

Author Copyright Agreement (PDF File)


Manuscripts should be submitted to Violence and Victims using our online submission and tracking system, Editorial Manager. If you have any questions using the Editorial Manager system, please contact managing editor Megan Larkin at mlarkin@springerpub.com.

Before submitting a manuscript, authors should first consult the Guidelines for Authors found under Author Resources in the sidebar. Be prepared to submit a cover letter, an abstract, and up to five keywords. Authors must also submit the completed and signed Copyright Transfer Agreement:

Copyright Agreement
The undersigned author(s) transfers all copyright ownership of the article entitled [insert the title of your article] to the Springer Publishing Company, LLC, in the event that the article is published in Violence and Victims. This transfer of copyright includes, but is not limited to, the worldwide rights to any and all forms of publication now known or hereafter developed, including all forms of print and electronic media. The undersigned author(s) warrants and represents that the article is original, is not under consideration by another journal, has not been published previously, and contains no matter that is libelous, unlawful, or that infringes upon another copyright.