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Animal cruelty : pathway to violence against people

Practitioners in the animal welfare field, law enforcement circles, and social services arena have often maintained that childhood cruelty to animals is a forerunner to violence against people. Does this behavior serve as a red flag?
Print Book, English, ©2003
AltaMira Press, Walnut Creek, CA, ©2003
xiv, 191 pages ; 24 cm
9780759103030, 9780759103047, 0759103038, 0759103046
Foreword / Randall Lockwood
pt. 1. Animal cruelty : the current state of knowledge
1. Animal cruelty encapsulated
2. A review of the related literature
3. Three theories of offenders
pt. 2. Animal cruelty and subsequent human violence : an empirical investigation
4. Method and study design
5. Findings
pt. 3. Understanding those who hurt animals : in-depth portraits
6. Case studies of three theories of violent offenders
7. Non-violent offenders investigated
pt. 4. A blueprint to end senseless pain and destruction
8. Summary, conclusions, and recommendations
Afterword : Tom Nero, Mary Bell, and advances in the study of animal abuse / Frank R. Ascione
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