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Animal Cruelty

A Multidisciplinary Approach to Understanding

Edited by: Mary P. Brewster, Cassandra L. Reyes

2013 $50.00 452 pp paper ISBN: 978-1-61163-072-5 LCCN 2012042145

Electronic Teacher's Materials available

Tags: Criminal Behavior

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Animal Cruelty 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.  The text is suitable for undergraduate and graduate classes in criminal justice, criminology, psychology, law, sociology, animal studies, and other disciplines, and is especially 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.

Animal Cruelty is a welcome, timely, and truly comprehensive look at the history of animal cruelty in the United States, and our nation’s multi-dimensional response to it, including attempts to define and understand it.” — Wayne Pacelle, President and CEO of The Humane Society of the United States, from the Foreword

“This comprehensive volume gives the study of animal cruelty — in all its many forms and from a variety of angles — a much firmer footing to establish and assert that animal cruelty is a type of violence that requires responses from policymakers, researchers, and educators. — Animal Welfare Institute Quarterly

“…starts a crucial, groundbreaking, and illuminating conversation among seemingly disparate disciplines about animal cruelty and how to approach it. It would behoove anyone interested in ameliorating animal suffering to read this book.…This field is ripe for scholarly, political, legal, and cultural attention and legitimization. This book starts us on this trajectory. — Animal Law Committee Newsletter

The Teacher's Manual is available electronically on a CD or via email. Please contact Beth Hall at bhall@cap-press.com to request a copy. PowerPoint slides are available upon adoption.  Sample slides from the full, 261-slide presentation are available to view hereEmail bhall@cap-press.com for more information.


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