Special Issue on Sexual Abuse: Recent Trends in Research

Submission Deadline: Oct. 30, 2015

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  • Lead Guest Editor
    • Rejani Thudalikunnil Gopalan
      Institute of Behavioural Sciences, Gujarat Forensic Sciences University, Gandhinagar, India
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    • The Department of Turkish Language and Literature, The Faculty of Arts and Science, Çağ University, Mersin, Turkey
    • Satrinawati Satrinawati
      Politehnik Kesehatan Kemenkes RI Aceh, Banda Aceh, Aceh, Indonesia
  • Introduction

    Sexual abuse or molestation is forceful, unwanted/undesired sexual act by one person upon another without consent. It can happen to any gender and at any age. The assaulter is termed as sexual abuser or molester and the counter part is called as victim. If the victim is below the age of consent, it is referred to as child sexual abuse. Though many researches have been done to understand its causes, prevalence and treatment, the knowledge about sexual abuse is still not adequate to prevent it or offer evidence based treatment to victims or offenders, thus requires more in depth research in this area. This special issue is to improve the dissemination of advanced research in the area of sexual abuse that would enhance our current understanding about sexual abuse. Original research papers are solicited in any aspect of sexual abuse.

    Aims and Scope:

    1. Prevalence of sexual abuse ( children, adolescence, adults, old age)
    2. Causes of sexual abuse
    3. Risk factors for sexual abuse
    4. Impact of sexual abuse
    5. Prevention of sexual abuse
    6. Management of sexually abused children, adolescents, adults and old age
    7. Management for offenders
    8. Stigma and sexual abuse
    9. Law and sexual abuse

  • Guidelines for Submission

    Manuscripts can be submitted until the expiry of the deadline. Submissions must be previously unpublished and may not be under consideration elsewhere.

    Papers should be formatted according to the guidelines for authors (see: http://www.ajoap.org/submission). By submitting your manuscripts to the special issue, you are acknowledging that you accept the rules established for publication of manuscripts, including agreement to pay the Article Processing Charges for the manuscripts. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically through the online manuscript submission system at http://www.sciencepublishinggroup.com/login. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal and will be listed together on the special issue website.