Animal Cruelty

A Multidisciplinary Approach to Understanding

Third Edition

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

Tags: Animals and Crime, Criminal Behavior

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648 pp  $78.00

ISBN 978-1-5310-2232-7
eISBN 978-1-5310-2233-4

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The third edition of Animal Cruelty: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Understanding, 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 social media; and emerging issues related to animal cruelty. The text is suitable for undergraduate and graduate courses in animal studies, criminal justice, criminology, law, psychology, sociology, and other disciplines, and is especially well-suited for use in courses on such topics as animal cruelty, animal welfare, deviant behavior, animal law, violent crime, veterinary studies, abnormal psychology, and animal husbandry.

The third edition includes chapter updates related to legislation, prevalence and incidence of animal cruelty, and research findings, as well as the addition of two new chapters related to the United States legislative process and social media.

There is a set of 340 PowerPoint slides available upon adoption. To view a sample presentation, click here. If you are a professor using this book for a class, please contact Beth Hall at to request your slides.

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