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|All Authors / Contributors:||
Mary P Brewster; Cassandra Reyes
|Description:||xv, 436 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm|
|Contents:||Animal Cruelty: History, Legislation, and Prevalence. Definitions of animal cruelty, abuse, and neglect --
The history of anti-cruelty laws: concepts of animal welfare and animal rights --
Animal cruelty and the law: prohibited conduct --
Animal cruelty and the law: permitted conduct --
The animal-human bond --
Statistics and measurement of animal cruelty. --
Special Types of Animal Cruelty. Animal cruelty for profit --
Animal cruelty as sport --
Animal cruelty and sexual deviance --
Animal hoarding. --
Animal Cruelty: Antecedents and Future Behavior. Animal cruelty and delinquency, criminality, and youth violence --
Family violence and animal cruelty --
Animal cruelty, firesetting, and homicide. --
Theoretical Perspectives. Sociological theories of animal abuse --
The psychology of animal abuse offenders. --
Current and Controversial Topics. Animal cruelty and reality television: a critical review --
Emerging issues and future directions in animal cruelty --
Practitioner essays --
Animal protection agencies and organizations.
|Responsibility:||edited by Mary P. Brewster, Cassandra L. Reyes.|
This text is an anthology that addresses all critical aspects of animal cruelty including: its history and prevalence; related legislation; special types of cruelty (hoarding, poaching, blood sports, etc.); its link to other types of violence and crime; theories used to explain animal cruelty; the role of the media; and emerging issues related to animal cruelty. It is well-suited for use in classes on such topics as animal cruelty, animal welfare, deviant behavior, animal law, violent crime, veterinary studies, abnormal psychology, and animal husbandry.
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