Harassment, Aggression, Violence and Road Safety from a Criminological Perspective


  • Laura Gómez School of Law, Business and Government University of Francisco de Vitoria, Spain 0000-0002-1599-6651




Road violence is a major problem that does not yet have a universally accepted definition. It is important to consider violence in the context of the road in order to prevent it. Road criminology focuses on the study and prevention of traffic- related deviations and problems generated after and accident. There is a lack of general knowledge about the reality of crime in the road environment; the society is not aware that certain behaviours of harassment and aggression cause risky situations and fatal results. It is essential to address the problem, defining and delimiting it to combat it. Education is once again essential to prevent crime and to put an end to social permissiveness around unacceptable behaviour related to road safety. 


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How to Cite

Gómez, L. (2023) “Harassment, Aggression, Violence and Road Safety from a Criminological Perspective”, Academicus International Scientific Journal. Vlora, Albania, 14(28), pp. 121–129. doi: 10.7336/academicus.2023.28.07.