Abstract

Measures of physical integrity rights violations typically focus on abuses by state actors. However, nonstate actors also represent a grave threat to personal security. This article introduces the Societal Violence Scale (SVS) which uses the US State Department Human Rights reports as a basis for developing a new scale of physical integrity rights abuses by nonstate actors to gain a more comprehensive, but at the same time disaggregated, picture of human security threats across the globe.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1085-794X
Print ISSN
0275-0392
Pages
pp. 1102-1108
Launched on MUSE
2016-11-10
Open Access
N
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