Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma Special Issue Call for Papers

Abuse-to-Prison Pipeline

Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma

The Abuse-to-Prison Pipeline Special Issue is comprehensively exploring direct and secondary childhood and adult victimization, and system-response.

Manuscripts addressing the intersectional and overlapping vulnerabilities to victimization and the implications across the lifespan, and implications for system-response will be considered for this Special Issue.

Interdisciplinary papers addressing a human rights framework, psychology, social work, criminology, sociolegal analysis, and sociology are encouraged.

Accepted Methodology: Literature reviews, Qualitative, Quantitative or Mixed Methods.

Topics that will be considered for the Special Issue, but not limited to:

  • Trauma history and Legal System involvement.
  • Assessing trauma in the Juvenile Justice System.
  • Juvenile-to-Adult transfers to Prison, and implications for the individual and/or policy (e.g., compliance with the Prison Rape Elimination Act).
  • Multisystem Youth and Trauma: Identifying polyvictimization and case management planning.
  • Outcome Measures exploring type of trauma experienced by gender and correlations with crime and incarceration, and implications for successful reintegration.
  • Studies on polyvictimization and identifying human trafficking, including child pornography.
  • Studies identifying vulnerability to revictimization within systems.
  • Policy and Practice: Models in juvenile or adult systems identifying one or more topics—
    • Developmental trauma and implications for compliance with conditional release;
    • Trauma and language comprehension, and access to services;
    • Person's with disabilities with histories of trauma in corrections; or
    • Multisystem collaboration addressing trauma in case management (e.g., child welfare and juvenile justice system).
  • Long-term traumatic impact on Adult Survivors in prison or jail.
  • Exploring neurocognitive and behavioral impact, and recommendations for promoting selfefficacy.
  • System-response recommendations that include trauma-informed, culturally sensitive and gender responsive recommendations.

Submission Details

Proposals (no more than 500 words) should be sent to Alicia Brav at, cc:, by November 1, 2018.

Please use “JAMT Thematic Issues-Abuse-to-Prison Pipeline” as the subject line. Authors will receive notification on their proposal by November 30, 2018.

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