Michelle Lowe (Ashworth Research Centre, Mersey Care NHS Trust, Preston, UK)
Douglas P. Fry (University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA AND Abo Akademi University, Turku, Finland)
Jane L. Ireland (School of Psychology, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK AND Ashworth Research Centre (ARC), High Secure Forensic Psychiatry, Mersey Care NHS Trust, Maghull, UK)
Robert J Cramer (Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX, USA)

Journal of Aggression, Conflict and Peace Research

ISSN: 1759-6599

Article publication date: 12 January 2015



Lowe, M., Fry, D.P., Ireland, J.L. and Cramer, R.J. (2015), "Editorial", Journal of Aggression, Conflict and Peace Research, Vol. 7 No. 1. https://doi.org/10.1108/JACPR-10-2014-0145



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Article Type: Editorial From: Journal of Aggression, Conflict and Peace Research, Volume 7, Issue 1

Welcome to the first issue of the Journal of Aggression, Conflict and Peace Research of 2015. In this issue we present five articles that offer theoretical, empirical and conceptual challenges to a multi-disciplinary, international audience.

Our first three papers cover topics that relate to the assessment and treatment of aggressive behaviours committed by young people. We first present a study investigating the risk factors of adolescents’ involvement in violent crime in Western Australia, authored by Sarah Baxendale and colleagues. We then present an investigation authored by Chi Meng Chu et al., into the determinants of gang affiliation in Singaporean youth offenders. Third, we present a study authored by Alexander Wettstein and Marion Scherzinger, which considers the assessment of aggression of adolescents in a Swiss residential correctional care facility, using a technique involving camera eye glasses.

The final two papers leave youth aggression aside, and cover issues relating to two serious and topical issues: suicidal behaviour and the Syrian conflict, respectively. As such, our fourth paper, authored by Chris Gerald Caulkins, critically discusses the evidence regarding the high rates of suicides committed on the Golden Gate Bridge. Fifth and finally, we cover the timely subject of the conflict in Syria, with a study by Anthony Feinstein and Stephen Starr on the psychological effects that this conflict has on journalists who work there.

During the coming year, the Journal of Aggression, Conflict and Peace Research is, as always, committed to providing its readers with challenging, timely, and wide-ranging research topics. We will continue to publish up-to-the-minute theoretical and practice-based articles that are both novel and thought provoking. Our aim is to expand current concepts of aggression, conflict, and peace, utilising mixed methodologies and cross-disciplinary perspectives, which are of interest and use to a global audience.

As always, the editorial team welcomes new submissions from a wide range of theoretical and conceptual backgrounds, and methodologies that further our theoretical and practical understanding of human aggression conflict and peace. We welcome submissions from academics, practitioners and policy makers alike. Submissions should be made through our ScholarOne site: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jacpr

Michelle Lowe, Douglas P. Fry, Jane L. Ireland and Robert J. Cramer

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