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Battered Women's Reports of Their Partners' and Their Children's Cruelty to Animals
Abstract Anecdotal reports of cruelty to pet animals in families where partner battering occurs are common but there exist few empirical data on this issue. Determining the forms and prevalence ofExpand
Children Who are Cruel to Animals: A Review of Research and Implications for Developmental Psychopathology
The relation between childhood cruelty toward animals and interpersonal aggression has long been of interest to developmental psychology, psychiatry, and related disciplines but the empirical studyExpand
The Relationship of Animal Abuse to Violence and Other Forms of Antisocial Behavior
Results from this study challenge the assumption that animal abusers commonly “graduate” from violence against animals to violence against humans. The criminal records of 153 animal abusers and 153Expand
Battered Pets and Domestic Violence
Women residing at domestic violence shelters (S group) were nearly 11 times more likely to report that their partner had hurt or killed pets than a comparison group of women who said they had notExpand
Enhancing Children's Attitudes About the Humane Treatment of Animals: Generalization to Human-Directed Empathy
AbstractWe assessed the impact of a year-long, school-based humane education program on younger (first and second graders) and older (fourth and fifth graders) children's attitudes toward theExpand
Animal Abuse and Youth Violence
The Abuse of Animals and Domestic Violence: A National Survey of Shelters for Women who are Battered
The maltreatment of animals, usually companion animals, may occur in homes where there is domestic violence, yet we have limited information about the prevalence of such maltreatment. We surveyed theExpand
Children And Animals: Exploring The Roots Of Kindness And Cruelty
Animal abuse has been an acknowledged problem for centuries, but only within the past few decades has scientific research provided evidence that the maltreatment of animals often overlaps withExpand
Childhood Cruelty to Animals: Assessing Cruelty Dimensions and Motivations
ABSTRACTPreventing and treating childhood cruelty to animals will require a) qualitative, as well as quantitative, assessment methods and b) specification of the varied motivations for such behavior.Expand