The Relationship of Animal Abuse to Violence and Other Forms of Antisocial Behavior

  title={The Relationship of Animal Abuse to Violence and Other Forms of Antisocial Behavior},
  author={Arnold Arluke and Jack Levin and Carter Luke and Frank R. Ascione},
  journal={Journal of Interpersonal Violence},
  pages={963 - 975}
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 153 control participants were tracked and compared. Animal abusers were more likely than control participants to be interpersonally violent, but they also were more likely to commit property offenses, drug offenses, and public disorder offenses. Thus, there was an association between animal abuse and a… 
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