The International Handbook of Animal Abuse and Cruelty: Theory, Research, and Application

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Frank R. Ascione
Purdue University Press, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 520 pages

Animal abuse as a predictor of abuse against humans has been documented extensively. Society's ever-rising violence has prompted experts to ask what alternatives are available to identify the early signs and stop the cycle. The International Handbook of Animal Abuse and Cruelty: Theory, Research, and Application is the authoritative, up-to-date compendium covering the historical, legal, research, and applied issues related to animal abuse and cruelty from scholars worldwide. It will be of value to psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, child welfare and domestic violence professionals, and animal welfare advocates, including veterinarians. Each chapter focuses on different but related aspect of animal abuse. The book provides fruitful areas of needed study and offers professionals contemporary reviews of the current state of our knowledge on animal abuse and its relation to other forms of human violence. The material will be of special value to readers interested in mental health issues across the life span as well as child development and developmental psychopathology.

 

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Contents

Historical Perspectives on the Link Between Cruelty to Animals and Interpersonal Violence Bernard Unti
7
The Experiences of the Human Medicine Field and the Development of Diagnostic Indicators of NonAccidental Injury Phil Arkow and Helen Munro
31
Pamela D Frasch1
59
Challenges and Opportunities in Assessing Animal Abuse and Neglect in America Randall Lockwood
87
What Is the Link? Mark R Dadds
111
Relationships to Psychobiology Attachment Processes and Domestic Violence Roland D Maiuro
133
Clifton P Flynn
155
Social Work and Animal Abuse Catherine A Faver and Elizabeth B Strand
175
An Australian Perspective Eleonora Gullone and John P Clarke
305
Dr Ken Magid
335
Lt Sherry Schlueter
375
A Continuum of Protection for Children and Animals Barbara W Boat Lynn Loar and Allie Phillips
393
Assessment Treatment Community Needs and Policy Considerations Shari Lewchanin and Mary Lou Randour
423
A Japanese Psychiatric Perspective Akimitsu Yokoyama
441
The Continuing Evolution of Theory Research and Application Frank R Ascione
473
Contributors
479

A Discussion of Sexual Contact With Animals Andrea M Beetz
201
A Third Dimension of Animal Abuse Gary Patronek
221
Camilla Pagani Francesco Robustelli and Frank R Ascione
247
An Evolving Issue in Japanese Society Mika Maruyama
269

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About the author (2010)

Frank R. Ascione, Ph.D. is the American Humane Endowed Chair at the Graduate School of Social Work, University of Denver. He has co-edited two books—Cruelty to Animals and Interpersonal Violence: Readings in Research and Application (1998), Child Abuse, Domestic Violence, and Animal Abuse: Linking the Circles of Compassion for Prevention and Intervention (1998)—and authored Safe Havens for Pets: Guidelines for Programs Sheltering Pets for Women who are Battered. Children and Animals: Exploring the Roots of Kindness and Cruelty is his latest book and was published in 2005 by Purdue University Press. He was selected to receive the 2001 Distinguished Scholar Award from the International Association of Human-Animal Interaction Organizations and the International Society for Anthrozoology. He serves on the editorial boards of AnthrozoOs, and Aggression and Violent Behavior.

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