For Immediate Release
An Immediate Call to Action from The Editorial Leadership of Violence and Gender
Contact: Kathryn Ryan
New Rochelle, NY, November 14, 2019—Violence and Gender Editor-in-Chief Mary Ellen O'Toole, PhD has issued an immediate call to action in response to the shooting at a Southern California high school today.
Dr. O'Toole states "The shooting at Saugus High School underscores the importance of warning behaviors in these incidents, and how action taken based on these warning behaviors can dramatically help to prevent these shootings. Violence and Gender is taking a leadership role to research pre-incident factors including warning behaviors that precede these shootings."
“We’ve waited long enough,” says Mary Ann Liebert, publisher of the Journal and president and CEO of the company that bears her name. “This political football must stop. Our children are being killed and the laws must be changed now.”
"We can no longer normalize these behaviors," Dr. O'Toole continues, "or expect students to be on the front lines of this violent behavior as they run from the schools for their lives because we don’t know how to stop it on the front end. This violence is unacceptable. The time is now, the place is Violence and Gender."
About the Journal
Violence and Gender is the only peer-reviewed journal focusing on the understanding, prediction, and prevention of acts of violence. Through research papers, roundtable discussions, case studies, and other original content, the Journal critically examines biological, genetic, behavioral, psychological, racial, ethnic, and cultural factors as they relate to the gender of perpetrators of violence. Led by Editor-in-Chief Mary Ellen O'Toole, PhD, Forensic Behavioral Consultant and Senior FBI Profiler/Criminal Investigative Analyst (ret.), Violence and Gender explores the difficult issues that are vital to threat assessment and prevention of the epidemic of violence. Violence and Gender is published quarterly online with Open Access options and in print, and is the official journal of The Avielle Foundation. Complete tables of content and a sample issue may be viewed on the Violence and Gender website.
About the Publisher
Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers is a privately held, fully integrated media company known for establishing authoritative medical and biomedical peer-reviewed journals, including Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology, and Journal of Women's Health. Its biotechnology trade magazine, GEN (Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News), was the first in its field and is today the industry’s most widely read publication worldwide. A complete list of the firm’s more than 80 journals, newsmagazines, and books is available on the Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers website.