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Articles on Children and Violence Towards Animals

This is a collection of articles dealing with the topic of children and violence towards animals.

Baldry, A. C. (2004). The development of the PET scale for the measurement of physical and emotional tormenting against animals in adolescents. Society & Animals, 12(1), 1-17.

Bright, M. A., Huq, M. S., Spencer, T., Applebaum, J. W., & Hardt, N. (2018). Animal cruelty as an indicator of family trauma: Using adverse childhood experiences to look beyond child abuse and domestic violence. Child abuse & neglect, 76, 287-296.

Browne, J. A., Hensley, C., & McGuffee, K. M. (2016). Does witnessing animal cruelty and being abused during childhood predict the initial age and recurrence of committing childhood animal cruelty?. International journal of offender therapy and comparative criminology, 0306624X16644806.

Connor, M., Currie, C. E., & Lawrence, A. (2018). Factors influencing the prevalence of animal cruelty during adolescence. Journal of Interpersonal Violence.

Coorey, L., & Coorey-Ewings, C. (2018). Animal Victims of Domestic and Family Violence: Raising Youth Awareness. Animal Studies Journal, 7(1), 1-40.

Daly, B., & Morton, L. L. (2008). Empathic correlates of witnessing the inhumane killing of an animal: An investigation of single and multiple exposures. Society & Animals, 16(3), 243-255.

Fleming, W. M., Jory, B., & Burton, D. L..Characteristics of Juvenile Offenders Admitting to Sexual Activity with Non-human Animals. Society & Animals, Volume 10, Issue 1. Pages 31-45.

Hartman, C. A., Hageman, T., Williams, J. H., & Ascione, F. R. (2015). Intimate Partner Violence and Animal Abuse in an Immigrant-Rich Sample of Mother–Child Dyads Recruited From Domestic Violence Programs. Journal of interpersonal violence.

Hartman, C., Hageman, T., Williams, J. H., Mary, J. S., & Ascione, F. R. (2016). Exploring empathy and callous-unemotional traits as predictors of animal abuse perpetrated by children exposed to intimate partner violence. Journal of interpersonal violence.

Hawkins, R. D., Hawkins, E. L., & Williams, J. M. (2017). Psychological Risk Factors for Childhood Nonhuman Animal Cruelty. Society & Animals, 25(3), 280-312.

Hensley, C., & Ketron, J. B. (2018). The predictive ability of childhood animal cruelty methods for later interpersonal crimes. Behavioral sciences & the law.

Henry B. and Sanders C. (2005). Bullying and Animal Abuse: Is There a Connection? Society & Animals, (15): 107-126.

Henry, B. C. (2004). The relationship between animal cruelty, delinquency, and attitudes toward the treatment of animals. Society & animals, 12(3), 185-207.

Holoyda, B. J., & Newman, W. J. (2016). Childhood animal cruelty, bestiality, and the link to adult interpersonal violence. International journal of law and psychiatry.

Lee-Kelland, R., & Finlay, F. (2018). Children who abuse animals: when should you be concerned about child abuse? A review of the literature. Archives of disease in childhood, archdischild-2018.

Longobardi, C., & Badenes-Ribera, L. (2018). The relationship between animal cruelty in children and adolescent and interpersonal violence: A systematic review. Aggression and Violent Behavior.

McDonald, S. E., Cody, A. M., Booth, L. J., Peers, J. R., Luce, C. O. C., Williams, J. H., & Ascione, F. R. (2018). Animal Cruelty among Children in Violent Households: Children’s Explanations of their Behavior. Journal of Family Violence, 1-12.

McDonald, S. E., Dmitrieva, J., Shin, S., Hitti, S. A., Graham-Bermann, S. A., Ascione, F. R., & Williams, J. H. (2017). The role of callous/unemotional traits in mediating the association between animal abuse exposure and behavior problems among children exposed to intimate partner violence. Child Abuse & Neglect, 72, 421-432.

McDonald, S. E. (2015). A Qualitative Study of How Children Experience and Intervene in Threats to and Harm of Companion Animals in the Context of Intimate Partner Violence. In Society for Social Work and Research 19th Annual Conference: The Social and Behavioral Importance of Increased Longevity. Sswr.

McDonald, S. E., Collins, E. A., Maternick, A., Nicotera, N., Graham-Bermann, S., Ascione, F. R., & Williams, J. H. (2017). Intimate Partner Violence Survivors’ Reports of Their Children’s Exposure to Companion Animal Maltreatment: A Qualitative Study. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 0886260516689775.

McDonald, S. E., Graham-Bermann, S. A., Maternick, A., Ascione, F. R., & Williams, J. H. (2016). Patterns of adjustment among children exposed to intimate partner violence: a person-centered approach. Journal of Child & Adolescent Trauma, 9(2), 137-152.

Parkes, D., & Signal, T. (2017). Revisiting a link: Animal abuse, bullying and empathy in Australian youth. Human-Animal Interaction Bulletin, 5(1), 26-40.

Plant, M., van Schaik, P., Gullone, E., & Flynn, C. P. (2016). ‘It’s a dog’s life’: culture, empathy, gender and domestic violence predict animal abuse in adolescents–implications for societal health. Journal of interpersonal violence.

Raupp, C. D. (1999). Treasuring, trashing or terrorizing: Adult outcomes of childhood socialization about companion animals. Society & Animals, 7(2), 141-159.

Sanders, C.E., Bill C. Henry, Christine N. Giuliani and Lisa N. Dimmer. (2013). Bullies, Victims, and Animal Abusers: Do They Exhibit Similar Behavioral Difficulties? Society & Animals, 21 (3): 225-239.

Simmons, S., Knight, K., & Ellis, C. (2015). Youthful animal abuse and later problem behavior outcomes: findings from two generations. Contemporary Justice Review, 18(4), 435-448.

Tallichet, S.E., Christopher Hensley and Stephen D. Singer. (2005). Unraveling the Methods of Childhood and Adolescent Cruelty to Nonhuman Animals. Society & Animals, Volume 13, Issue 2. Pages 91-108.

Thompson, K. L., & Gullone, E. (2006). An investigation into the association between the witnessing of animal abuse and adolescents’ behavior toward animals. Society & Animals, 14(3), 221-243.

Trentham, C. E., Hensley, C., & Policastro, C. (2017). Recurrent childhood animal cruelty and its link to recurrent adult interpersonal violence. International journal of offender therapy and comparative criminology.

Walters, G. D., & Noon, A. (2015). Family context and externalizing correlates of childhood animal cruelty in adjudicated delinquents. Journal of interpersonal violence, 30(8), 1369-1386.

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