Call for papers on young killers, firearms and violence

Submission deadline: 15 May 2018

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In light of recent events involving school shootings such as the tragic act of terror in Florida on February 14, and other calculated threats of violence perpetuated by young killers, Violence and Gender is seeking high quality research on the topic of young killers, mental health, weaponry, and mass killings. The published work will provide a broad overview of the current state of affairs on a national and international scale.

The journal will consider research articles, reviews, perspectives, and commentaries on the on the following topics:

Young killers, firearms, and violence:

  • Motives of young killers in school shootings and other public settings
  • Access to firearms by young killers
  • Young terrorists
  • Gender-based violence
  • Profile similarities/differences in young killers
  • Role of firearms and/or other weapons in mass homicide
  • Mental health and violence: What we need to know
  • Is the crime landscape changing, and how does this implicate young killers?
  • Politics, violence, and mental health: What policies should be considered and what policies should be implemented to prevent further violence?
  • Legal mandates and policy recommendations and firearms
  • What mental illness diagnosis poses the greatest risks for violence?
  • How can we prevent mass murders by young killers moving forward?
  • What are the roles of mental health professionals, police, firearm laws, politics, culture, and so forth in these homicides?
  • Comparing the use of firearms and other weapons in attacks
  • International research on violence, youth, and mental health
  • Are young killers on the rise, is mass murder on the rise, and what can be done about it?
  • The impact on victims and survivors of mass murder perpetuated by young killers

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