Recommended Reading: Animal Abuse
Here, you can find a list of resources which cover the topic of animal abuse from a variety of perspectives.
You may also notice that there’s a sub-page under this one entitled “Reference List.” The Animal Abuse Reference List is, well, just what it sounds like: a reference list, specifically, one which focuses on the link between animal abuse and interpersonal violence. It includes books (including many of the ones listed below) as well as online resources, such as scholarly articles and websites. In contrast to this list of recommended readings, the reference list is meant to be attached as an addendum or “P.S.” to letters written to law enforcement officials in animal abuse cases. Please feel free to copy, crosspost and redistribute it as you see fit.
As always, I welcome your comments, suggestions and feedback. The comments section on this page is open, so leave ’em if you got ’em!
Arluke, Arnold. 2006. Just a Dog: Understanding Animal Cruelty and Ourselves (Animals, Culture, and Society). Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Temple University Press.
Ascione, Frank R. 2005. Children and Animals: Exploring the Roots of Kindness. West Lafayette, Indiana: Purdue University Press.
Ascione, Frank. R., ed. 2008. The International Handbook of Animal Abuse and Cruelty: Theory, Research and Application. West Lafayette, Indiana: Purdue University Press.
Ascione, Frank R. and Phil Arkow, eds. 1999. Child Abuse, Domestic Violence, and Animal Abuse: Linking the Circles of Compassion for Prevention and Intervention. West Lafayette, Indiana: Purdue University Press.
Ascione, Frank R. and Randall Lockwood, eds. 1998. Cruelty to Animals and Interpersonal Violence: Readings in Research and Application. West Lafayette, Indiana: Purdue University Press.
Carlisle-Frank, Pamela and Tom Flanagan. 2006. Silent Victims: Recognizing and Stopping Abuse of the Family Pet. Lanham, Maryland: University Press of America.
Merz-Perez, Linda and Kathleen M. Heide. 2003. Animal Cruelty: Pathway to Violence Against People. Lanham, Maryland: AltaMira Press.