Animal cruelty motivations: assessing demographic and situational influences.

  title={Animal cruelty motivations: assessing demographic and situational influences.},
  author={Christopher Hensley and Suzanne E Tallichet},
  journal={Journal of interpersonal violence},
  volume={20 11},
Few studies have examined childhood and adolescent animal cruelty motives. Using a sample of 261 inmates surveyed at both medium and maximum security prisons ina southern state, the present study examined the impact of demographic attributes and situational factors relating specifically to a range of animal cruelty motivations. Almost half of the inmates who engaged in animal abuse reported committing some of the acts out of anger, whereas more than a third did so for fun. Regression analyses… CONTINUE READING

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