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An exploratory study of animal cruelty prosecution in New York

By A. Kordzek

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Abstract

In the past several years, there have been significant changes in law pertaining to cruelty toward non-human animals. While prosecutors have more options available to them today than in the past, research has failed to examine prosecutors' actions in cases involving animal cruelty. This research relies primarily on interviews with prosecuting attorneys to understand these types of cases. It explores prosecutors' thoughts on and experiences with animal cruelty cases and provides information on the handling of these cases by the criminal justice system.

Publication Title Society & Animals
Volume 22
Issue 6
Pages 602-622
ISBN/ISSN 1063-1119
Publisher Brill
DOI 10.1163/15685306-12341354
Language English
Author Address University at Albany, Albany, New York, USA.akordzek@albany.edu
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  1. Animal welfare
  2. APEC countries
  3. Conflict
  4. Countries
  5. Crime
  6. Developed countries
  7. Domestic animals
  8. Law and legal issues
  9. Laws and regulations
  10. Livestock
  11. New York
  12. North America
  13. OECD countries
  14. peer-reviewed
  15. Pets and companion animals
  16. regulations
  17. Social psychology and social anthropology
  18. United States of America
  19. welfare
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