Animal Maltreatment

Forensic Mental Health Issues and Evaluations

Author: Lacey Levitt,Gary Patronek,Thomas Grisso

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019936091X

Category: Psychology

Page: 376

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Animal maltreatment includes physical or sexual abuse, neglect, or hoarding of animals, and all states have laws prohibiting various forms of animal maltreatment. About one-half have statutory provisions mandating or allowing courts to order forensic mental health assessments of individuals convicted of animal maltreatment offenses. Yet there are few resources on this topic for mental health and legal professionals and none that offer guidance for evaluations in animal maltreatment cases. Animal Maltreatment is the first book to provide an overview of animal maltreatment as a legal, clinical, and forensic issue. It offers guidance for mental health and legal professionals involved in the adjudication of animal maltreatment offenses, with a special focus on forensic mental health assessments in such cases. The book reviews the legal and social contexts of animal maltreatment and then describes research-based and clinical knowledge within the area. It offers perspectives on social and clinical responses in animal maltreatment cases and describes prospects for an area of forensic mental health assessment focused specifically on the forensic evaluation in cases of animal maltreatment. This is the first book that brings together descriptions of the characteristics of those who maltreat animals, factors associated with animal maltreatment behaviors, information about the impact on the animals themselves, and evaluations of offenders to assist courts in decisions about their rehabilitation. Animal Maltreatment will be of great benefit and interest to general and forensic psychologists, psychiatrists, and social workers, as well as lawyers, legal scholars and students, veterinarians, humane law enforcement professionals, and others involved in animal welfare advocacy.

Child Abuse, Domestic Violence, and Animal Abuse

Linking the Circles of Compassion for Prevention and Intervention

Author: Frank R. Ascione,Phil Arkow

Publisher: Purdue University Press

ISBN: 9781557531438

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 479

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Evidence is mounting that animal abuse, frequently embedded in families scarred by domestic violence and child abuse and neglect, often predicts the potential for other violent acts. As early intervention is critical in the prevention and reduction of aggression, this boo encourages researchers and professionals to recognize animal abuse as significant problem and a human public-health issue that should be included as a curriculum topic in training. The book is an interdisciplinary sourcebook of original essays that examines the relations between animal maltreatment and human interpersonal violence, expands the scope of research in this growing area, and provides practical assessment and documentation strategies to help professionals confronting violence do their jobs better by attending to these connections. This book brings together, for the first time, all of the leaders in this emerging field. They examine contemporary research and programmatic issues, encourage cross-disciplinary interactions, and describe innovative programs in the field today. The book also includes vivid first-person accounts from survivors whose experiences included animal maltreatment among other forms of family violence.

The International Handbook of Animal Abuse and Cruelty

Theory, Research, and Application

Author: Frank A. Ascione,Frank R. Ascione

Publisher: Purdue University Press

ISBN: 1557535655

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 532

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Animal abuse as a predictor of abuse against humans has been documented extensively. Society's ever-rising violence has prompted experts to ask what alternatives are available to identify the early signs and stop the cycle. The International Handbook of Animal Abuse and Cruelty: Theory, Research, and Application is the authoritative, up-to-date compendium covering the historical, legal, research, and applied issues related to animal abuse and cruelty from scholars worldwide. It will be of value to psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, child welfare and domestic violence professionals, and animal welfare advocates, including veterinarians. Each chapter focuses on different but related aspect of animal abuse. The book provides fruitful areas of needed study and offers professionals contemporary reviews of the current state of our knowledge on animal abuse and its relation to other forms of human violence. The material will be of special value to readers interested in mental health issues across the life span as well as child development and developmental psychopathology.

Animal Abuse and Family Violence

Linkages, Research, and Implications for Professional Practice

Author: Marti T. Loring,Robert Geffner,Janessa Marsh

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317993268

Category: Medical

Page: 160

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Learn how animal cruelty is linked to family violence Experts find a disturbingly close relationship between animal abuse and family violence. Animal Abuse and Family Violence: Linkages, Research, and Implications for Professional Practice explores the difficult link between family violence and animal abuse in depth, explaining why the abuse occurs and offering practical treatment options. This concise yet comprehensive overview describes creative programs to foster prevention of cruelty to animals as well as nonviolence toward humans. New research and approaches for policy and practice are presented in detail, all in one easy-to-read volume. Animal Abuse and Family Violence: Linkages, Research, and Implications for Professional Practice works to fill the noticeable gap in the present literature about the connection between violence to family members and pets. This text provides practical suggestions for including animal cruelty as an important component for assessment and treatment in the education and training of mental health professionals. The book is extensively referenced. Topics discussed in Animal Abuse and Family Violence: Linkages, Research, and Implications for Professional Practice include: an overview of empirical literature linking family violence to cruelty of family pets short- and long-term effects of experiencing animal abuse and the impact on victims the prevalence within the Hispanic community of pet abuse and intimate partner violence animal cruelty disclosure in child welfare cases the collection of data and communication among agencies about animal cruelty at the state and federal level the positive impact of programs utilizing pet assisted therapy Animal Abuse and Family Violence: Linkages, Research, and Implications for Professional Practice is a valuable resource for clinical psychologists, counselors, social workers, educators, students, veterinarians, animal rights activists, mainstream media, and anyone interested in the prevention of animal abuse.

The Palgrave International Handbook of Animal Abuse Studies

Author: Jennifer Maher,Harriet Pierpoint,Piers Beirne

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137431830

Category: Social Science

Page: 548

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This Handbook fills a large gap in current scholarly literature on animal abuse studies. It moves considerably beyond the debate that has traditionally dominated the discourse of animal abuse – the link between one-on-one interpersonal violence and animal abuse – and towards those institutionalised forms of animal abuse which are routine, everyday, socially acceptable and invisibilised. Chapters from expert contributors raise issues such as: the use of animals as edibles; vivisection; animal sexual assault; animals used in sport and hunting; animal trafficking; the use of animals by youth gangs, by other groups and in war; species extinction; and the passivity of national and international organisations in combating animal abuse. The Handbook is a unique text: it is essential reading for students, researchers, academics, activists and policy makers involved in understanding and preventing animal abuse.

Cruelty to Animals and Interpersonal Violence

Readings in Research and Application

Author: Geoffrey Ribbans,Frank J. Ascione

Publisher: Purdue University Press

ISBN: 9781557531063

Category: Nature

Page: 352

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Contains 46 articles by various authors concerned with cruelty to animals and how that relates to violent human relations.

Cruelty to Animals and Interpersonal Violence

Readings in Research and Application

Author: Randall Lockwood,Frank R. Ascione

Publisher: Purdue University Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 452

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Contains 46 articles by various authors concerned with cruelty to animals and how that relates to violent human relations.

Children and Animals

Exploring the Roots of Kindness and Cruelty

Author: Frank R. Ascione

Publisher: Purdue University Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 191

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Animal abuse has been an acknowledged problem for centuries, but only within the past few decades has scientific research provided evidence that the maltreatment of animals often overlaps with violence toward people. The variants of violence, including builying or assaults in a schoolyard, child abuse in homes, violence between adult intimate partners, community hostility in our streets and neighborhoods, and even the context of war, are now the subject of concerted research efforts. Very often, the association of these forms of violence with crueity to animals has been found. The perpetrators of such inhumane treatment are often children and adolescents. Children and Animals: Exploring the Roots of Kindness and Cruelty presents the current scientific and professional wisdom about the relation between the maltreatment of animals and interpersonal violence directed toward other human beings. However, the author, Frank R. findings in language that will be understandable to parents, teachers, counselors, clergy, animal welfare professionals, foster parents, mental health professionals, youth workers, law enforcement professionals, and any one else whose work or interest crosses into the lives of children and adolescents.

Animal Cruelty, Antisocial Behaviour, and Aggression

More than a Link

Author: Phil Arkow,Eleonora Gullone

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137284544

Category: Philosophy

Page: 182

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Demonstrating that animal cruelty behaviours are another form of antisocial behaviour, alongside human aggression and violence, and almost without exception are carried out by the same individuals this book offers clear recommendations for future research on animal cruelty and future action aimed at prevention.

Human-Animal Medicine - E-Book

Clinical Approaches to Zoonoses, Toxicants and Other Shared Health Risks

Author: Peter M. Rabinowitz,Lisa A. Conti

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1437711863

Category: Medical

Page: 432

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Human-Animal Medicine is an innovative reference exploring the unprecedented convergence of human, animal, and environmental health, triggering global pandemics and requiring new clinical paradigms. The "One Health" approach calls for greater communication and cooperation between human health care providers, public health professionals, and veterinarians to better address vital issues of emerging diseases and environmental change. This incredibly timely book provides, for the first time, practical guidelines for "One Health" collaborations in a wide range of clinical human-animal health issues, including the H1N1 virus, zoonotic diseases, the human-animal bond, animal allergy, bites and stings, and animals as "sentinels" for toxic environmental health hazards. UNIQUE! For each condition, specific steps human health care providers, veterinarians, and public health professionals must take to prevent and manage disease. UNIQUE! Comparative tables of disease signs, diagnosis and treatment in humans and animals for easy reference. UNIQUE! Guidelines to detect and improve environmental factors affecting the health of humans and animals. Occupational health guidelines for preventive care of animal workers including veterinary personnel, farmers, pet store employees, and zoo workers. Treatment of emerging disease issues including zoonoses, H1N1 virus, harmful algae blooms, and animal-related pesticides UNIQUE! Sample protocols facilitate professional communication between veterinarians, human health clinicians, and public health professionals. Legal and ethical aspects of "One Health" that human health providers and veterinarians need to know.

Child Victimization

Maltreatment, Bullying and Dating Violence, Prevention and Intervention

Author: Kathleen A. Kendall-Tackett,Sarah M. Giacomoni

Publisher: Civic Research Institute, Inc.

ISBN: 1887554483

Category: Abused children

Page: N.A

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Advances in Animal Welfare Science 1985

Author: M.W. Fox,Linda D. Mickley

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400942478

Category: Medical

Page: 304

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This second volume of papers dealing with scientific and ethical aspects of animal welfare covers a variety of topics and areas of inves tigation. It will be of particular interest to those readers seeking more insight into such subjects as farm animal welfare and humane husbandry systems; animal experimentation, especially in the field of psychology; and pain in animals, notably its recognition and alleviation. Several of our selections deal with very specific subjects that are germane to animal welfare: the use of T-61 for euthanizing cats and dogs, a new humane method of stunning for livestock and poultry, an innovative alternative to killing animals for rabies diagnosis, alterna tives to aversive procedures in teaching experimental psychology, and the need for improved theoretical modeling in animal experimentation and research design. Following the precedent set in the first volume of Advances in Animal Welfare Science, we have included several papers dealing with people's attitudes toward animals. These papers range from a consider ation of cultural influences and veterinary ethics to an examination of anthropomorphism, to a discussion of the linkage between the environ mental politics and perceptions of the Green Movement and animal welfare and rights. We wish to express our gratitude to the Manuscript Review Commit tee for the excellent work they have done and to the twenty contributors to this volume which we believe will do much to advance the science of animal welfare, and the well-being of animals under man's dominion.

Animal Spy

Author: Terry Spamer,Gordon Thorburn

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781910198827

Category:

Page: 316

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'Terry Spamer's investigations into the camouflaged world of animal abuse will have you on the edge of your seat.' Sir Ranulph Fiennes Governments legislate against trade in wildlife yet the traffic in rare species is worth six billion dollars a year. Regulations forbid animal suffering in the food industry and cruelty in bloodsports is criminalised, but little is done to enforce the good intentions. The only way to stop it is to go undercover, to recruit informants and to infiltrate the gangs: to go behind enemy lines. With his SAS training and his talent for being accepted by his enemies, Terry Spamer gets close to the guilty and the corrupt, exposes them and places the evidence before the authorities - and us. The first freelance undercover agent investigating organised animal crime, Terry tracks those trapping wild primates for laboratory use and wild birds for pets. He infiltrates dog-fighting rings and proves the appalling treatment of reindeer on their way to the low-fat meat counter. Animals are killed on camera for sexual gratification, and no animal is too rare for the bespoke taxidermist. Gripping and moving, this page-turning book is an eye-opener to the cruelty that lives on in a 'civilised' world.

Animal Abuse and Family Violence

Researching the Interrelationships of Abusive Power

Author: Amy J. Fitzgerald

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780773461895

Category: Nature

Page: 229

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Focuses on the participant's experiences and interpretations of how and why these forms of abuse coexist, and the degree to which the animal abuse perpetrated by their partners was instrumental or expressive.

Confronting animal abuse

law, criminology, and human-animal relationships

Author: Piers Beirne

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 237

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Confronting Animal Abuse presents a powerful examination of the human-animal relationship and the laws designed to protect it. Piers Beirne, a leading scholar in the growing field of green criminology, explores the heated topic of animal abuse in agriculture, science, and sport, as well as what is known, if anything, about the potential for animal assault to lead to inter-human violence. He convincingly shows how from its roots in the Irish plow-fields of 1635 through today, animal-rights legislation has been primarily shaped by human interest and why we must reconsider the terms of human-animal relationships. Beirne argues that if violations of animals' rights are to be taken seriously, then scholars and activists should examine why some harms to animals are defined as criminal, others as abusive but not criminal and still others as neither criminal nor abusive. Confronting Animal Abuse points to the need for a more inclusive concept of harms to animals, without which the meaning of animal abuse will be overwhelmingly confined to those harms that are regarded as socially unacceptable, one-on-one cases of animal cruelty. Certainly, those cases demand attention. But so, too, do those other and far more numerous institutionalized harms to animals, where abuse is routine, invisible, ubiquitous and often defined as socially acceptable. In this pioneering, pro-animal book Beirne identifies flaws in our traditional understanding of human-animal relationships, and proposes a compelling new approach.

Investigation and Prosecution of Child Abuse

Author: American Prosecutors Research Institute,

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761930907

Category: Psychology

Page: 492

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To assist investigators and prosecutors, APRI’s National Center for Prosecution of Child Abuse—the nation’s premiere trainer of child abuse prosecutors and investigators—presents the Investigation and Prosecution of Child Abuse, Third Edition. Readers of this manual will receive practical, common sense assistance in handling child abuse cases from the initial report to the closing argument at trial. Appendices on the enclosed CD-ROM include hundreds of sample motions and other legal documents that can be adapted to the jurisdiction of individual readers. Now in its Third Edition, the manual contains the latest in case law and research on nearly every facet of child sexual abuse, physical abuse and neglect. This is the only book on the market specifically geared to investigators and prosecutors called upon to handle abuse cases.

Animal Rights and Moral Philosophy

Author: Julian H. Franklin

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231508719

Category: Nature

Page: 176

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Animals obviously cannot have a right of free speech or a right to vote because they lack the relevant capacities. But their right to life and to be free of exploitation is no less fundamental than the corresponding right of humans, writes Julian H. Franklin. This theoretically rigorous book will reassure the committed, help the uncertain to decide, and arm the polemicist. Franklin examines all the major arguments for animal rights proposed to date and extends the philosophy in new directions. Animal Rights and Moral Philosophy begins by considering the utilitarian argument of equal respect for animals advocated by Peter Singer and, even more favorably, the rights approach that has been advanced by Tom Regan. Despite their merits, both are found wanting as theoretical foundations for animal rights. Franklin also examines the ecofeminist argument for an ethics of care and several rationalist arguments before concluding that Kant's categorical imperative can be expanded to form a basis for an ethical system that includes all sentient beings. Franklin also discusses compassion as applied to animals, encompassing Albert Schweitzer's ethics of reverence for life. He concludes his analysis by considering conflicts of rights between animals and humans.

Making an Issue of Child Abuse

Political Agenda Setting for Social Problems

Author: Barbara J. Nelson

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226572017

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 184

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Traces the history of U.S. child abuse policy, looks at social problems become political issues, and discusses the advantages and disadvantages of liberal reforms