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  1. The disturbing correlation between youth violence and animal cruelty

    Contributor(s):: Sarah A. Matthews

    In examining juvenile crime and violence, there appears to be a correlation between this violence and the crime of animal cruelty. To assist in supporting this hypothesis, as a society we can study and see that there is a known correlation between violent adult offenders and previous charges of...

  2. Predictors of views about punishing animal abuse

    Contributor(s):: Bailey, S. K. T., Sims, V. K., Chin, M. G.

    The current study used scenarios of animal cruelty based on actual events to explore what factors predict perceptions of punishments for animal cruelty. Five hundred thirty-eight university undergraduates participated in the study. Participants read scenarios based on an actual event of animal...

  3. The slaughterhouse, social disorganization, and violent crime in rural communities

    Contributor(s):: Jacques, J. R.

    Scholars in nonhuman animal studies and criminology have argued that more attention should be paid to the violence sanctioned by society, that of animal slaughter for industrial food production. Slaughterhouses and the communities surrounding these facilities present ideal sites for investigating...

  4. Farm animal welfare and children: a preliminary study building an attitude scale and evaluating an intervention

    Contributor(s):: Lakestani, N., Aguirre, V., Orihuela, A.

    Children are future consumers; they will impact future animal welfare standards. This pilot study evaluated a nonhuman animal welfare education program, building a farm animal attitude questionnaire for 8- to 10-year-old children. The educational material focused on the behaviors and needs of...

  5. Animal-Assisted Therapy and Rogers’ Core Components Among Middle School Students Receiving Counseling Services: A Descriptive Study

    Contributor(s):: Jenkins, Christie Danielle, Laux, John M., Ritchie, Martin H., Tucker-Gail, Kasey

  6. The socioemotional effects of a computer-simulated animal on children’s empathy and humane attitudes.

    Contributor(s):: Tsai, Yueh-Feng Lily, Kaufman, David M.

  7. The role of human-animal interaction in promoting positive youth development: Toward theory-based measurement and application

    Contributor(s):: Mueller, Megan Kiely

  8. Differences in evaluation of a dog's temperament by individual members of the same household

    Contributor(s):: Jakuba, T., Polcova, Z., Fedakova, D., Kottferova, J., Marekova, J., Fejsakova, M., Ondrasovicova, O., Ondrasovic, M.

  9. Relationships between pet ownership, physical activity, and human health in elderly persons

    Contributor(s):: Thorpe, Roland James, Jr.

  10. Animal Cruelty by Children Exposed to Domestic Violence

    Contributor(s):: Currie, Cheryl L.

  11. Childhood Bestiality: A Potential Precursor to Adult Interpersonal Violence

    Contributor(s):: Hensley, Christopher, Tallichet, Suzanne E., Dutkiewicz, Erik L.

  12. Examining the Relationship between Childhood Animal Cruelty Motives and Recurrent Adult Violent Crimes toward Humans

    Contributor(s):: Overton, Joshua C., Hensley, Christopher, Tallichet, Suzanne E.

  13. Student Attitudes on Animal Sentience and Use of Animals in Society

    Contributor(s):: Phillips, C. J. C., McCulloch, S.

  14. Associations between the psychological characteristics of the human-dog relationship and oxytocin and cortisol levels

    Contributor(s):: Handlin, L., Nilsson, A., Ejdeback, M., Hydbring-Sandberg, E., Uvnas-Moberg, K.

  15. Behavioural reactivity of heifer calves in potentially alarming test situations: a multivariate and correlational analysis

    Contributor(s):: Reenen, C. G. van, Engel, B., Ruis-Heutinck, L. F. M., Werf, J. T. N. van der, Buist, W. G., Jones, R. B., Blokhuis, H. J.

    The aim of the present study was to determine the degree of consistency of individual differences in behavioural responses of heifer calves over time and across different situations. Twenty-five Holstein Friesian heifer calves were individually subjected to the same set of four behavioural tests...

  16. Fear-related behaviour in Japanese quail divergently selected for body weight

    Contributor(s):: Jones, R. B., Satterlee, D. G., Marks, H. L.

    The damaging effect of fear on performance in poultry and other farm animals is becoming increasingly recognized and there is growing evidence for a negative association between growth and fearfulness. The present study examined this relationship in Japanese quails from 2 genetic lines that had...