Assessment of interpersonal aggression and violence: introduction to the special issue. Academic Article uri icon


  • Violence and interpersonal aggression are considered major public health problems throughout the world. Yet there is considerable variability in how these terms are operationalized, measured, and studied in the social sciences, which can lead to ambiguity and confusion in the field. In this introduction to the special issue, the authors highlight some of the difficulties inherent in studying interpersonal aggression and violence and briefly review the heterogeneous nature of the research conducted in this area. The authors conclude with a summary of the key findings of the articles that appear in this special issue.

published proceedings

  • Assessment

author list (cited authors)

  • Edens, J. F., & Douglas, K. S

citation count

  • 6

complete list of authors

  • Edens, John F||Douglas, Kevin S

publication date

  • September 2006