Advanced Approaches to Prevent and Intervene with Victims and Offenders of Gender-Based and Domestic Violence

A special issue of Social Sciences (ISSN 2076-0760). This special issue belongs to the section "Family Studies".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2024 | Viewed by 2713

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Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, University of Maia and Interdisciplinary Center of Gender Studies, University of Lisbon, 1649-004 Lisboa, Portugal
Interests: domestic violence; gender violence; discrimination and violence based on sexual orientation; gender identity and/or expression

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Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, University of Maia and Center of Psychology, University of Porto, 4099-002 Porto, Portugal
Interests: domestic violence victims; clinical psychology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues:

Gender-based and domestic violence are pervasive issues that affect individuals and communities all around the globe. Despite the efforts of the last decades to diminish the prevalence of both types of violence and mitigate their impacts on people's lives, evidence shows the urgency of addressing the themes through effective approaches.

In this Special Issue, we encourage submissions of original research, reviews, and theoretical papers that advance understanding of gender-based and domestic violence and contribute to developing innovative strategies for prevention, and intervention with both victims and offenders.

Topics include (but are not limited to):

  • Gender-based violence against women;
  • Gender-based violence against migrants and refugees;
  • Domestic violence against older people;
  • Domestic violence against LGBTI+ people;
  • Child and youth abuse in the context of family;
  • Adverse child experiences and risk;
  • Intimate partner violence;
  • Femicide and marital homicide;
  • Intrafamily sexual violence;
  • Dating violence;
  • Sexual harassment;
  • Human trafficking;
  • Feminine genital mutilation;
  • Digital and cyber violence;
  • Prevention programs in education settings;
  • Psychotherapeutic models;
  • Crisis intervention with victims;
  • Rehabilitation programs for domestic offenders;
  • Risk assessment;
  • Media and gender-based violence;
  • Mental health issues of professionals who work with victims and/or offenders of domestic violence.

Dr. Sofia Neves
Dr. Anita Santos
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • gender-based violence
  • domestic violence
  • victims
  • offenders
  • prevention
  • intervention

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Newspaper Headlines and Intimate Partner Femicide in Portugal
by Ariana Correia and Sofia Neves
Soc. Sci. 2024, 13(3), 151; https://doi.org/10.3390/socsci13030151 - 6 Mar 2024
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The media’s representation of intimate partner femicides has been contributing to addressing gender-based violence as a structural phenomenon. Aiming to understand which crime elements are valued and how they might contribute to victim blaming, the present study explores the portrayal of intimate partner [...] Read more.
The media’s representation of intimate partner femicides has been contributing to addressing gender-based violence as a structural phenomenon. Aiming to understand which crime elements are valued and how they might contribute to victim blaming, the present study explores the portrayal of intimate partner femicides in Portugal through the analysis of newspaper headlines. The core of the analysis comprises 853 newspaper headlines published between 2000 and 2017, which were subjected to a categorical content analysis. The results suggest two major trends that are aligned with the scope of the two newspapers analyzed. While some headlines offer informative perspectives on crime and its characteristics, the majority tend to sensationalize the narratives, potentially legitimizing violence against women. The results of this study enrich the social and academic debate on the media’s potential influence in preventing and combating gender-based violence. Moreover, by shedding light on the media’s representation of intimate partner femicides, the study reinforces the importance of a broader discussion on the role of journalism in fostering social change. Full article
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