Adult-perpetrated animal abuse: development of a proclivity scale

  title={Adult-perpetrated animal abuse: development of a proclivity scale},
  author={Emma Alleyne and Laura Tilston and Charlotte Parfitt and Roxanne Butcher},
  journal={Psychology, Crime \& Law},
  pages={570 - 588}
There is a clear discrepancy in the reporting of animal cruelty complaints, prosecutions, and convictions suggesting that any prevalence figures of abuse are significant under-representations. Therefore, it can be inferred that there is a large number of animal abusers who are unapprehended. Currently there is no validated tool that assesses the proclivity or propensity to engage in animal abuse amongst members of the general public. Such a tool would enable researchers to study individuals who… 
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