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  1. Understanding and Conceptualizing Childhood Animal Harm: A Meta-Narrative Systematic Review

    Contributor(s):: Wauthier, Laura M., Williams, Joanne M.

    Several perspectives inform research on Childhood Animal Cruelty (CAC), but these perspectives are poorly integrated with each other and there is little dialogue with the rest of the child–animal interaction (CAI) literature. This study reviews the current empirical and theoretical literature on...

  2. Exploring Empathy and Callous–Unemotional Traits as Predictors of Animal Abuse Perpetrated by Children Exposed to Intimate Partner Violence

    Contributor(s):: Christie Hartman, Tina Hageman, James Herbert Williams, Jason St. Mary, Frank R. Ascione

  3. Baby Steps: Minnesota Raises Certain Forms of Animal Cruelty to Felony Status

    Contributor(s):: Corwin R. Kruse

    The relationships between humans and animals are complex and contradictory; we welcome them into our homes and treat them as members of the family, yet we inflict upon them all manner of atrocities. Although laws prohibiting cruelty to animals exist in all...

  4. Felony Animal Cruelty Laws in New York

    Contributor(s):: Stephen Iannacone

    In 1997, Chester Williamson committed an act of murder. He approached Buster, soaked him in kerosene, lit a match, then proceeded to burn Buster alive. Chester’s punishment for these heinous acts was not jail, but he was sentenced to three years of probation.Chester was prosecuted in the...

  5. Parental predictors of children’s animal abuse: Findings from a national and intergenerational sample

    Contributor(s):: Knight, Kelly E., Ellis, Colter, Simmons, Sara B.

  6. Adult-perpetrated animal abuse: Development of a proclivity scale

    Contributor(s):: Alleyne, Emma, Tilston, Laura, Parfitt, Charlotte, Butcher, Roxanne

  7. Adulthood animal abuse among men arrested for domestic violence

    Contributor(s):: Febres, Jeniimarie, Brasfield, Hope, Shorey, Ryan C., Elmquist, Joanna, Ninnemann, Andrew, Schonbrun, Yael C., Temple, Jeff R., Recupero, Patricia R., Stuart, Gregory L.

  8. Is childhood cruelty to animals a marker for physical maltreatment in a prospective cohort study of children?

    Contributor(s):: McEwen, Fiona S., Moffitt, Terrie E., Arseneault, Louise

  9. Nonhuman Animal Cruelty, Bullying, and Behavioral Difficulties among Women

    Contributor(s):: Sanders, C. E., Henry, B. C.

  10. Is there hope for children who harm animals?

    Contributor(s):: Howe, Tasha R.

  11. Examining the nexus between domestic violence and animal abuse in a national sample of service providers

    Contributor(s):: Krienert, Jessie L., Walsh, Jeffrey A., Matthews, Kevin, McConkey, Kelly

  12. Bullies, Victims, and Animal Abusers: Do They Exhibit Similar Behavioral Difficulties?

    Contributor(s):: Sanders, C. E., Henry, B. C., Giuliani, C. N., Dimmer, L. N.

    Two hundred forty-four male undergraduate students enrolled in an introductory psychology class completed surveys assessing animal abuse tendencies, bullying behaviors, and victimization by bullying during their K-12 school experience. Participants also completed the Strengths and Difficulties...

  13. Animal Rights as a Mainstream Phenomenon

    Contributor(s):: Bernard E. Rollin

    Businesses and professions must stay in accord with social ethics, or risk losing their autonomy.A major social ethical issue that has emerged in the past four decades is the treatment of animals in various areas of human use. Society’s moral concern has outgrown the traditional ethic of animal...

  14. Child abuse, domestic violence, and animal abuse; Cruelty to animals and interpersonal violence

    Contributor(s):: Baenninger, Ronald

  15. Is animal cruelty a "red flag" for family violence?: investigating co-occurring violence toward children, partners, and pets

    Contributor(s):: Sarah DeGrue, David K. DiLillo

    Cross-reporting legislation, which permits child and animal welfare investigators to refer families with substantiated child maltreatment or animal cruelty for investigation by parallel agencies, has recently been adopted in several U.S. jurisdictions. The current study sheds light on the...

  16. Bullying and animal abuse: Is there a connection?

    Contributor(s):: Henry, B. C., Sanders, C. E.

  17. Rural and Urban Differences in the Commission of Animal Cruelty

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

  18. Why family professionals can no longer ignore violence toward animals

    Contributor(s):: Flynn, Clifton P.

  19. Domestic violence and animal cruelty: Untangling the web of abuse

    Contributor(s):: Faver, Catherine A., Strand, Elizabeth B.

  20. From animal abuse to interhuman violence? A critical review of the progression thesis

    Contributor(s):: Beirne, P.

    This paper reviews evidence of a progression from animal abuse to interhuman violence. It finds that the ''progression thesis" is supported not by a coherent research program but by disparate studies often lacking methodological and conceptual clarity. Set in the context of a debate...