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Animal Abuse and Interpersonal Violence

A Psycho-Criminological Understanding

Chan, Heng Choon (Oliver) / Wong, Rebecca W. Y. (Herausgeber)

Psycho-Criminology of Crime, Mental Health, and the Law


1. Auflage November 2023
272 Seiten, Softcover

ISBN: 978-1-119-89410-0
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Animal Abuse & Interpersonal Violence: A Psycho-Criminological Understanding addresses the many aspects of the link between animal cruelty and human violence. Presenting new theory, research, policy, and practice, this authoritative volume explores the subject through a psycho-criminological lens to describe, explain, and potentially prevent intentional behavior that causes pain, suffering, or death in animals and humans.

With an integrated theoretical-practical approach, Animal Abuse & Interpersonal Violence offers up-to-date research and provides real-world insights into current thinking in the study of animal abuse and interpersonal violence. Sixteen in-depth chapters by a multidisciplinary team of active researchers and experienced field practitioners examine central topics in the field, including different forms of animal exploitation, connections between animal cruelty and substance abuse, the association between childhood animal cruelty and adult interpersonal violence, the role of veterinarians in the identification of animal abuse cases, the complex legal aspects of animal abuse cases, and more.
* Advances scholarship on animal abuse, its relationship with interpersonal violence, and the psycho-criminological mechanisms involved in that relationship
* Introduces readers to contemporary research on a range of topics and issues related to animal abuse and interpersonal violence
* Examines the origins of animal cruelty, its societal implications, and various prevention and treatment approaches
* Defines and describes various types of animal maltreatment and their links to different forms of interpersonal violence

Animal Abuse & Interpersonal Violence: A Psycho-Criminological Understanding is essential reading for practitioners, researchers, scholars, and advanced students in fields such as behavioral science, law, criminology, veterinary forensics, criminal justice, law enforcement, social work, sociology, social sciences, education, and animal welfare.

List of Figures xiii

List of Tables xiv

About the Editors xv

About the Contributors xvii

Foreword xxi

Endorsements xxiv

1 Introduction: A Psycho-Criminological Understanding of Animal Abuse and Interpersonal Violence 1
Heng Choon (Oliver) Chan and Rebecca W. Y. Wong

Part 1 Theory and Research 9

2 Animal Abuse: Beyond Companion Animals and Domestic Households 11
Rebecca W. Y. Wong

3 The Animal Cruelty-Delinquency Relationship: Violence Graduation, Deviance Generalization, or Antecedent Lifestyle? 19
Glenn D. Walters

4 Animal Cruelty and the Development of "Link" Research between Nonhuman and Human Violence 32
Suzanne E. Tallichet and Elizabeth B. Perkins

5 Attitudes toward Animal Abuse and Interpersonal Relating 47
Michelle Newberry

6 Toward a Classification of Animal Maltreatment 64
Alan R. Felthous and Marissa A. Hirsch

7 How Animal Abuse Is Related to Interpersonal Violence: A Review of Research in Turkey 75
Seda Akdemir Ekizoglu

8 Dog Ownership, Love, and Violentization among Young People in the United Kingdom 92
Jennifer A. Maher

9 Instrumental Harm toward Animals in a Milgram-like Experiment in France: The Role of Nonpathological Personality Traits 111
Laurent Bègue and Kevin Vezirian

Part 2 Policy and Practice 129

10 Animal Cruelty, the Link to Interpersonal Violence, and the Law 131
Brian Holoyda

11 Bestiality: Understanding Sex with Animals and Its Forensic Relevance 144
Brian Holoyda

12 The Role of Veterinarians in the Recognition of Animal Cruelty: Lessons from a Pilot Study in the Netherlands 159
Anton van Wijk and Nienke Endenburg

13 Animal Abuse, Control, and Intimate Partner Violence 169
Angus Nurse and Nadine Harding

14 Substance Abuse and Animal Maltreatment: An Overlooked Opportunity for Intervention? 183
Lacey Levitt

15 The Impact of Discretion in the Criminal Justice System on Animal Cruelty Prosecutions in Hong Kong 210
Amanda Whitfort, Fiona Woodhouse, Shuping Ho, and Marsha Chun

16 Conclusion 227
Rebecca W. Y. Wong and Heng Choon (Oliver) Chan

Index 230
"This book, Animal abuse and interpersonal violence: A psycho-criminological understanding, makes a significant contributio to the literature evolving around the link between animal cruelty and human violence. Its holistic psychosocial approach to interpersonal and interspecies violence broadens our understanding. It will further motivate legislators, academicians, clinicians, and the public to recognize that animal abuse can no longer be marginalized, but rather is part of the continuum of, and a risk factor for, family and community violence."
Phil Arko, Coordinator, The National Link Coalition

"This book, Animal abuse and interpersonal violene: A psycho-criminological understanding, contributes to addressing this need in notable ways. It brings together theoretical and empirical chapters, which are focused on different national contexts and written by authors from diverse academic and practitioner backgrounds. Importantly, the chapters contained herein address many of the pressing questions in the field, including: Is the relationship between animal abuse and interpersonal violence specific to companion animals? Or does a relationship exist between interpersonal violence and the perpetration of harm against animals kept for other human purposes and/or wild animals? This volume will be a welcome resource for those who have been contemplating these questions."
Amy J. Fitzgerald, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Sociology and Criminology, and the Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research, University of Windsor, Canada
HENG CHOON (OLIVER) CHAN is an Associate Professor of Criminology at the University of Birmingham, UK. Dr. Chan's research focuses on sexual homicide, sexual offending, stalking, psycho- criminology, and Asian criminology. He has published more than 100 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters and presented at numerous academic conferences. He is the author and co-author of six books, including A Global Casebook of Sexual Homicide and Psycho-Criminological Approaches to Stalking Behavior: An International Perspective. He is the series editor of Psycho-Criminology of Crime, Mental Health, and the Law, and serves on the editorial boards of several leading journals.

REBECCA W.Y. WONG is an Assistant Professor at City University of Hong Kong. Her primary research interests are in the fields of green criminology with a specific focus on illegal endangered wildlife trade in Hong Kong and Mainland China. She is also interested in criminal networks and issues of trust in the underworld. Her book The Illegal Wildlife Trade in China: Understanding Distribution Networks was awarded the Distinguished Book Award by the Asian Criminological Society in 2020.

H. C. Chan, University of Birmingham, UK; R. W. Y. Wong, City University of Hong Kong