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Journal of Threat Assessment and Management

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Journal of Threat Assessment and Management (JTAM) is a scholarly journal publishing peer-reviewed papers representing the science and practice of risk for violence and fear-inducing behavior. JTAM is published by the American Psychological Association and is a forum for scholarly dialogue regarding the most important emerging issues in the field. The first issue of the journal will appear in Spring 2013.

The Journal of Threat Assessment and Management will be an international periodical for professionals and scholars whose work focuses on operational aspects of threat assessment and management. The journal will be unique in three ways. First, it will be devoted exclusively to the subject of violence risk. Second, it will be applied in nature, dealing with the development, implementation, and evaluation of procedures for assessing and managing violence risk. Third, it will both reflect and promote the values of interdisciplinarity and internationalism, based on the view that preventing violence requires collaborations that cross professional and, in many cases, geopolitical boundaries.


Being published by APA connects Journal of Threat Assessment and Management to a large body of authoritative and high-quality research available through PsycARTICLES®, the most used full-text database in psychology and one of the most popular databases in all scholarly disciplines and fields. PsycARTICLES® is available to a global audience of nearly 3,200 institutions and 60 million potential users.

Journal Board Members. Stephen D. Hart, PhD is the incoming Editor of Journal of Threat Assessment and Management. He is professor of psychology at Simon Fraser University. Dr. Hart’s primary area of expertise is forensic psychology. His work focuses on clinical-forensic assessment in criminal and civil settings, particularly of violence risk and psychopathic personality disorder. As Editor, Dr. Hart is joined by international senior editorial advisory board members Jens Hoffman, PhD, J. Reid Meloy, PhD, and Lisa Warren, PhD.


The Journal of Threat Assessment and Management is now accepting submissions on topics such as:

  • Targeted violence
  • Threats against public figures
  • Stalking
  • Intimate partner and family violence
  • Terrorism
  • Group violence
  • Sexual violence
  • Workplace, school, and campus violence
  • Assessment instruments and procedures
  • Management strategies and tactics
  • Threat assessment teams and units
  • Operational issues
  • Professional issues
  • Legal issues
  • Best practices

In addition to empirical reports of original research, we encourage submissions in the form of conceptual, theoretical, procedural, or legal reviews; case studies illustrating critical issues; and scholarly or professional comments and debates.

To submit an article or for more information, please visit: www.apa.org/pubs/journals/tam