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child_abuse_violence_animal_abuse_web Child Abuse, Domestic Violence, and Animal Abuse: Linking the Circles of   Compassion for Prevention and Intervention by Frank R. Ascione, Ph.D. and Phil Arkow (eds.)
Purdue University Press, 1999
The editors have compiled a wide array of experts in the fields of child abuse, domestic violence, and animal abuse to show the connection among all three. They examine contemporary research issues, encourage working across multi-disciplinary channels, and describe innovative programs in the field today. The book also includes first-person accounts from “survivors” whose experience included animal maltreatment among other forms of family violence.


Children & Animals: Exploring the Roots of Kindness & Cruelty
by Frank R. Ascione, Ph.D.
Purdue University Press, 2005
The author presents the current scientific and professional information about the relationship between maltreatment of animals and interpersonal violence directed toward other human beings. While animal abuse has been acknowledged for centuries, only within the past few decades has scientific research provided evidence that the maltreatment of animals often overlaps with violence toward people. The perpetrators of such inhumane acts are often children and adolescents.
confronting_animal_abuse Confronting Animal Abuse: Law, Criminology, and Human-Animal Relationships
by Piers Beirne
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2009
The author, a professor of sociology and legal studies, exams the human-animal relationship and the laws designed to protect that relationship. Beginning with the 1635 Act Against Plowing by the Tayle in Ireland to the modern day, the author reveals that the laws of animal cruelty were shaped primarily by human interest rather than for the interest of the animal. In addition, he stresses that attention must be paid not only to individual cases of animal cruelty but to the far more numerous institutionalized harms of animal abuse which are often defined as socially acceptable.
 cruelty_animals_violence Cruelty to Animals and Interpersonal Violence: Readings in Research and Application
by Frank Ascione & Randall Lockwood, eds.
Purdue University Press, 2004
Despite decades of scientific research, we are only beginning to understand the roots of violence that connect child maltreatment, spouse and partner abuse, and aggression. The book presents historical, philosophical, and research sources from psychology and psychiatry, criminology, social work, veterinary science, and anthropology that explore the maltreatment of animals and the ways people hurt each other.
 Animal_hoarding Inside Animal Hoarding: The Case of Barbara Erickson and Her 552 Dogs
by Arnold Arluke and Celeste Killeen
Purdue University Press, 2009
This two-part book profiles one of the largest animal hoarding cases in recent history. The first part investigates the life of Barbara Erickson, delving into her childhood and the traumas that may have led her to her hoarding life. The second part presents current research into animal hoarding and all its complexities.
Nonfiction; Secondary Topic: Companion Animals
 just_a_dog Just a Dog: Understanding Animal Cruelty and Ourselves by Arnold Arluke
Temple University Press, 2006
The author, a professor of sociology and anthropology, writes about animal abuse from the perspective of five audiences: law enforcement agents who investigate cases of animal cruelty, individuals who as adolescents abused animals, hoarders, shelter workers, and people who market for humane organizations using animal cruelty messages to obtain donations and to educate the public.
 a_rare_breed_of_love Rare Breed of Love, A: The True Story of Baby and the Mission She Inspired to Help Dogs Everywhere by Jana Kohl
Fireside, 2008
Baby’s story is an incredible tale of one little 8-year dog’s survival in a puppy mill and her life following her rescue. Meet a host of celebrities along the way—movie stars, athletes, and a U.S. President, many who share stories of their own love of animals.
Nonfiction; Secondary Topic: Companion Animals



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