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Articles on Animal Abuse and Human Violence

This is a collection of articles on animal abuse and human violence from the Society & Animals Journal.  The Society & Animals Journal is an academic journal that publishes studies that describe and analyze our experiences of non-human animals from the perspective of various disciplines within the social sciences and humanities.

Tiplady, C. M., Walsh, D. B., & Phillips, C. J. C. (2018). “The animals are all I have”: Domestic Violence, Companion Animals, and Veterinarians. Society & Animals26(5), 490-514.

Daly, B., & Morton, L. L. (2018). Empathic Differences in Men Who Witnessed Animal Abuse. Society & Animals, 26(1), 1-12.

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

Jacques, J. R. (2015). The slaughterhouse, social disorganization, and violent crime in rural communities. Society & Animals23(6), 594-612.

Komorosky, D., Woods, D. R., & Empie, K. (2015). Considering companion animals: An examination of companion animal policies in California domestic violence shelters. Society & Animals23(3), 298-315.

Sanders, C. E., & Henry, B. C. (2015). Nonhuman Animal Cruelty, Bullying and Behavioral Difficulties Among Women. Society & Animals, 23(1), 68-80.

Randour, M. L. (2014). Addressing Nonhuman Animal Abuse in Context. Society & Animals22(6), 623-632.

Kordzek, A. (2014). An Exploratory Study of Animal Cruelty Prosecution in New York. Society & Animals22(6), 602-622.

Sanders, C. E., Henry, B. C., Giuliani, C. N., & Dimmer, L. N. (2013). Bullies, victims, and animal abusers: Do they exhibit similar behavioral difficulties?. Society & Animals21(3), 225-239.

Purcell, N. (2011). Cruel intimacies and risky relationships: Accounting for suffering in industrial livestock production. Society & Animals19(1), 59-81.

Mitchell, L. (2011). Moral disengagement and support for nonhuman animal farming. Society & Animals19(1), 38-58.

Fielding, W. J. (2010). Domestic violence and dog care in New Providence, The Bahamas. Society & Animals18(2), 183-203.

Henry, B. (2009). Can attitudes about animal neglect be differentiated from attitudes about animal abuse?. Society & Animals17(1), 21-37.

Gupta, M. (2008). Functional links between intimate partner violence and animal abuse: Personality features and representations of aggression. Society & Animals16(3), 223-242.

Henry B. and Sanders C. (2005). Bullying and Animal Abuse: Is There a Connection?. Society & Animals15(2), 107-126.

Thompson, K., & Gullone, E. (2006). An investigation into the association between the witnessing of animal abuse and adolescents’ behavior toward animals. Society & Animals14(3), 221-243.

Tallichet, S., Hensley, C., & Singer, S. (2005). Unraveling the methods of childhood and adolescent cruelty to nonhuman animals. Society & Animals13(2), 91-108.

Vollum, S., Longmire, D., & Buffington-Vollum, J. (2004). Moral disengagement and attitudes about violence toward animals. Society & Animals12(3), 209-235.

Henry, B. (2004). The relationship between animal cruelty, delinquency, and attitudes toward the treatment of animals. Society & Animals12(3), 185-207.

Beirne, P. (2004). From animal abuse to interhuman violence? A critical review of the progression thesis. Society & Animals12(1), 39-65.

Baldry, A. (2004). The development of the PET scale for the measurement of physical and emotional tormenting against animals in adolescents. Society & Animals12(1), 1-17.

Thompson, K., & Gullone, E. (2003). The children’s treatment of animals questionnaire (CTAQ): A psychometric investigation. Society & Animals11(1), 1-15.

Waerstad, J., Hobbins, T., Wirrel, J., Hunstone, M., Foy, E., Allen, M., & Wikner, B. (2002). Human-to-animal similarity and participant mood influence punishment recommendations for animal abusers. Society & Animals10(3), 267-284.

Flynn, C. (2002). Hunting and illegal violence against humans and other animals: Exploring the relationship. Society & Animals10(2), 137-154.

Jory, B., Fleming, W., & Burton, D. (2002). Characteristics of juvenile offenders admitting to sexual activity with nonhuman animals. Society & Animals10(1), 31-45.

Green, G. (2002). The other criminalities of animal freeze-killers: Support for a generality of deviance. Society & Animals10(1), 5-30.

Flynn, C. (2001). Acknowledging the” Zoological connection”: A sociological analysis of animal cruelty. Society & Animals9(1), 71-87.

Yates, R., Powell, C., & Beirne, P. (2001). Horse maiming in the English countryside: Moral panic, human deviance, and the social construction of victimhood. Society & Animals9(1), 1-23.

Frasch, P. (2000). Addressing animal abuse: The complementary roles of religion, secular ethics, and the law. Society & Animals8(3), 331-348.

Li, C. H. (2000). A Union of Christianity, Humanity, and Philanthropy: The Christian Tradition and the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in Nineteenth-Century England. Society & Animals8(3), 265-285.

Flynn, C. (2000). Battered women and their animal companions: Symbolic interaction between human and nonhuman animals. Society & Animals8(2), 99-127.

Patronek, G., Twining, H., & Arluke, A. (2000). Managing the stigma of outlaw breeds: A case study of pit bull owners. Society & Animals8(1), 25-52.

Raupp, C. D. (1999). Treasuring, trashing or terrorizing: Adult outcomes of childhood socialization about companion animals. Society & Animals7(2), 141-159.

Evans, R. D., & Forsyth, C. J. (1998). Dogmen: The rationalization of deviance. Society & Animals6(3), 203-218.

Patronek, G. J. (1997). Issues for veterinarians in recognizing and reporting animal neglect and abuse. Society & Animals5(3), 267-280.

Raupp, C. D., Oliver, J. A., & Barlow, M. (1997). Perceptions of family violence: Are companion animals in the picture?. Society & Animals5(3), 219-237.

Wood, D. S., Weber, C. V., & Ascione, F. R. (1997). The abuse of animals and domestic violence: A national survey of shelters for women who are battered. Society & Animals5(3), 205-218.

Luke, C., & Arluke, A. (1997). Physical cruelty toward animals in Massachusetts, 1975-1996. Society & Animals5(3), 195-204.

Munro, L. (1997). Framing cruelty: The construction of duck shooting as a social problem. Society & Animals5(2), 137-154.

Darden, D. K., & Worden, S. K. (1996). Marketing deviance: The selling of cockfighting. Society & Animals4(2), 211-231.

Groves, J. M. (1994). Are smelly animals happy animals? Competing definitions of laboratory animal cruelty and public policy. Society & Animals2(2), 125-144.

Rasmussen, J. L., Craft, H. D., & Rajecki, D. W. (1993). Labels and the treatment of animals: Archival and experimental cases. Society & Animals1(1), 45-60.


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