Drawing upon international expertise, and including some of the most well-known academics and practitioners in the field, The Routledge International Handbook of Human Aggression is the first reference work to fully capture how our understanding of aggression has been refined and reconceptualised in recent years.

Divided into five sections, the handbook covers some of the most interesting and timely topics within human aggression research, with analysis of both indirect and direct forms of aggression, and including chapters on sexual aggression, workplace bullying, animal abuse, gang violence and female aggression. It recognises that, in many cases, aggression is an adaptive choice rather than a moral choice.

Providing practitioners and academics with an up-to-date resource that covers broad areas of interest and application, the book will be essential reading for students, researchers and practitioners associated with a range of social science disciplines, including psychology, criminology, social work and sociology, particularly those with an interest in developmental, organisational, forensic and criminal justice allied disciplines.

part I|106 pages

Understanding general aggression

chapter 1|16 pages

The development of aggression in childhood and adolescence

A focus on relationships

chapter 5|16 pages

Aggression motivation and inhibition

Theoretical underpinnings and a new model

chapter 6|13 pages

Homicide adaptations

chapter 8|13 pages

Treatment intervention for aggression

Promoting individual change

part III|96 pages

Relationships and family aggression

chapter 13|15 pages

Violence to partners

Gender symmetry revisited

chapter 16|11 pages

Treating stalking behaviour

A framework for understanding process components

chapter 18|11 pages

Attitudes towards ‘honor’ violence and killings in collectivist cultures

Gender differences in Middle Eastern, North African, South Asian (MENASA) and Turkish populations

chapter 20|11 pages

Raising awareness, improving victim safety

Exploring the efficacy of proactive domestic and family violence prevention measures

part IV|67 pages

Sexual aggression

chapter 21|16 pages

The development of sexual aggression

A tripartite model and a life span perspective

chapter 22|11 pages

Examining harmful sexual behaviour in male children

Considering the implications for practice

chapter 23|13 pages

Females who sexually offend

Theory, research, and treatment

chapter 25|14 pages

Thinking outside of the box

Advancements in theory, practice and evaluation in sexual offending interventions

part V|108 pages

Contemporary and emerging issues

chapter 27|11 pages

Homophobic and non-homophobic aggression

Examining its portrayal in print media 1

chapter 28|11 pages

Narrowing the scope of psychopathy in explanations of offending

Towards an understanding of persistent violence

chapter 29|11 pages

Victims of violent crime

The emerging field of victimology

chapter 32|12 pages

Drive-bys in Chiraq 1 or ethnic genocide in Iraq

Can violent street gangs inform our comprehension of the Islamic State?

chapter 34|13 pages

Group process and gang delinquency intervention

Gang activity regulation and the group nature of gang violence