Animal Abuse Reference List
 
 
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In contrast to the “Animal Abuse” recommended reading list, this reference list is narrower in focus, concentrating on books and online resources – including scholarly articles and websites – which examine the link between animal abuse and interpersonal violence.

Oftentimes, when contacting law enforcement officials about an animal abuse case, I’ll include a copy of this list in my letter or email. This is especially helpful if, in your correspondence, you argue that cases of animal abuse should be taken seriously because they may be a precursor to later violence against humans. (Of course, be careful to also stress that animal abuse is wrong because animals are sentient beings and can suffer.) The resources below provide evidence for such claims – and, should you choose to include them as an addendum to your letter, may help bolster your argument.

Feel free to copy, crosspost or otherwise redistribute the list below, in whole or part. If you’d like to include some or all of the resources when contacting law enforcement officials about an animal abuse case, have at it! I’ve tried to make the list as easy to copy and paste as possible, for example, by listing the full URL under each resource, instead of making the book/article titles into hyperlinks.

For a more complete list of books pertaining to animal abuse, please see the “Animal Abuse” reading list. Please note that, for logistical reasons, it does not include articles or websites.
 
 
Articles

Arluke, Arnold and Randall Lockwood. 1997. “Guest Editors’ Introduction: Understanding Cruelty to Animals.” Society & Animals Volume 5, Number 3.
http://www.psyeta.org/sa/sa5.3/Arluke.html

Ascione, Frank R. 2001. “Animal Abuse and Youth Violence.” Juvenile Justice Bulletin September 2001.
http://www.ncjrs.org/html/ojjdp/jjbul2001_9_2/contents.html or http://www.ncjrs.org/pdffiles1/ojjdp/188677.pdf

Ascione, Frank R., Claudia V. Weber and David S. Wood. 1997. “The Abuse of Animals & Domestic Violence: A National Survey of Shelters for Women who are Battered.” Society & Animals Volume 5, Number 3.
http://www.psyeta.org/sa/sa5.3/Ascione.html or http://www.vachss.com/guest_dispatches/ascione_1.html

Ascione, Frank R., Claudia V. Weber and David S. Wood. 1997. “Final Report on the project entitled: Animal Welfare and Domestic Violence.” Originally submitted to The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, April 25, 1997.
http://www.vachss.com/guest_dispatches/ascione_2.html

Beirne, Piers. 2003. “From Animal Abuse to Interhuman Violence? A Critical Review of the Progression Thesis.” Society & Animals Volume 12, Number 1.
http://www.psyeta.org/sa/sa12.1/beirne.shtml

Capaldo, Theodora and Lorin Lindner. 1999. “Resensitizing Society: Understanding the Connection Between Violence Toward Human and Nonhuman Animals.” The Forensic Examiner July/August 1999.
http://www.neavs.org/programs/papers/resensitizingsociety_tcapaldo.htm

Fleming, William M., Brian Jory and David L. Burton. 2002. “Characteristics of Juvenile Offenders Admitting to Sexual Activity with Nonhuman Animals.” Society & Animals Volume 10, Number 1.
http://www.psyeta.org/sa/sa10.1/fleming.shtml

Flynn, Clifton P. 2000. “Battered Women and Their Animal Companions: Symbolic Interaction Between Human and Nonhuman Animals.” Society & Animals Volume 8, Number 2.
http://www.psyeta.org/sa/sa8.2/flynn.shtml

Green, Gary S. 2002. “The Other Criminalities of Animal Freeze-Killers: Support for a Generality of Deviance.” Society & Animals Volume 10, Number 1.
http://www.psyeta.org/sa/sa10.1/green.shtml

Henry, Bill C. 2004. “The Relationship between Animal Cruelty, Delinquency, and Attitudes toward the Treatment of Animals.” Society & Animals Volume 12, Number 3.
http://www.psyeta.org/sa/sa12.3/henry.shtml

Livingston, Margit. 2001. “Desecrating the Ark: Animal Abuse and the Law’s Role in Prevention.” The University of Iowa Law Review October 2001.
http://www.animallaw.info/articles/arus87iowalrev1.htm

Lockwood, Randall. 2001. “Animal Abuse and Human Violence: State of the Art Lecture.” Presented at the World Small Animal Veterinary Association World Congress, Vancouver 2001.
http://www.vin.com/VINDBPub/SearchPB/Proceedings/PR05000/PR00023.htm

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). 2009. “Animal Abuse and Human Abuse: Partners in Crime (Factsheet).”
http://www.helpinganimals.com/factsheet/files/FactsheetDisplay.asp?ID=132

Randour, Mary Lou. 2008. “What We Know About the Link Between Animal Abuse and Human Violence.”
http://www.animalsvoice.com/PAGES/invest/randour.html

Raupp, Carol D., Mary Barlow and Judith A. Oliver. 1997. “Perceptions of Family Violence: Are Pets In the Picture?” Society & Animals Volume 5, Number 3.
http://www.psyeta.org/sa/sa5.3/Raupp.html

Solot, Dorian. 1997. “Untangling the Animal Abuse Web.” Society & Animals Volume 5, Number 3.
http://www.psyeta.org/sa/sa5.3/Solot.html

Vollum, Scott, Jacqueline Buffington-Vollum and Dennis R. Longmir. 2004. “Moral Disengagement and Attitudes about Violence toward Animals.” Society & Animals Volume 12, Number 3.
http://www.psyeta.org/sa/sa12.3/vollum.shtml
 
 
Books

Arluke, Arnold. 2006. Just a Dog: Understanding Animal Cruelty and Ourselves (Animals, Culture, and Society). Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Temple University Press.
http://www.temple.edu/tempress/
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1592134726/

Arluke, Arnold. 2007. Brute Force: Policing Animal Cruelty. West Lafayette, Indiana: Purdue University Press.
http://www.thepress.purdue.edu/
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1557534500/

Arluke, Arnold and Celeste Killeen. 2009. Inside Animal Hoarding. West Lafayette, Indiana: Purdue University Press.
http://www.thepress.purdue.edu/
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1557535116/

Ascione, Frank R. 2005. Children and Animals: Exploring the Roots of Kindness. West Lafayette, Indiana: Purdue University Press.
http://www.thepress.purdue.edu/
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1557533830/

Ascione, Frank. R., ed. 2008. The International Handbook of Animal Abuse and Cruelty: Theory, Research and Application. West Lafayette, Indiana: Purdue University Press.
http://www.thepress.purdue.edu/
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1557534632/

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.
http://www.thepress.purdue.edu/
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1557531439/

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.
http://www.thepress.purdue.edu/
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1557531064/

Carlisle-Frank, Pamela and Tom Flanagan. 2006. Silent Victims: Recognizing and Stopping Abuse of the Family Pet. Lanham, Maryland: University Press of America.
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0761833978/
http://www.univpress.com

Merz-Perez, Linda and Kathleen M. Heide. 2003. Animal Cruelty: Pathway to Violence Against People. Lanham, Maryland: AltaMira Press.
http://www.altamirapress.com
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0759103046/

Zilney, Lisa Anne. 2007. Linking Animal Cruelty and Family Violence. Amherst, New York: Cambria Press.
http://www.cambriapress.com
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1934043672/
 
 
Websites

American Humane’s National Resource Center on the Link Between Violence to People and Animals
http://www.americanhumane.org/human-animal-bond/programs/the-link-of-violence/national-resource-center.html

Animal Legal Defense Fund
http://www.aldf.org/index.php

Humane Society of the United States: HSUS First Strike: The Connection Between Animal Cruelty and Human Violence
http://www.hsus.org/hsus_field/first_strike_the_connection_between_animal_cruelty_and_human_violence/index.html

The Lantham Foundation
http://www.latham.org

PetAbuse.com
http://www.pet-abuse.com

Society & Animals Forum: Beyond Violence
http://www.psyeta.org/beyond_violence.html
 
 
 
 
 
Last updated 5/14/09
 

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