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Intervention Programs

There is growing recognition of the importance of taking animal abuse seriously. Research on the relationship between animal abuse and other violence has resulted in law enforcement recognizing animal abuse as a “crime against society.” As a result, starting in 2016,...

Animal Welfare Courts

Several challenges are common to the criminal justice system response to animal abuse. These include the likelihood that defendants will be charged with misdemeanors rather than felonies, the low priority assigned to these cases by the criminal justice system, failure...

Animals in Court and Related Settings

Overview Animals, particularly dogs, are increasingly being integrated into court and related settings, most often in cases involving children. The dogs are intended to provide emotional support to victims who are involved in the many phases of legal proceedings. Two...

ASI Events

Following are upcoming and past events which are either sponsored by the Animals and Society Institute or involve ASI staff or board members: 2017 October 9: ASI HAS Program Director gave a talk at the University of Wisconsin Madison on how we mourn and do not mourn...