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Link book based on Centre’s Conference now published

11th September 2009

Based on the contributions to the 2007 international conference at Oxford, held under the auspices of the Centre, The Link Between Animal Abuse and Human Violence is the most up to date, authoritative, and comprehensive volume on the relationship between animal abuse and human violence. Published by Sussex Academic Press, it comprises 27 chapters (350 pages) by a range of international scholars.

We have a limited number of paperback copies, which are available for sale to Fellows and supporters of the Centre, at a special rate of £25 (including package and postage). To reserve your copy, please send a cheque (made payable to the Centre) to the Director, Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics, 91 Iffley Road, Oxford OX4 1EG. Please email the Director first to check availability.

Hardback copies are available, priced £60.00 or $84.95 directly from Sussex Academic Press. For more information see here.

Table of contents

Does Animal Abuse Really Benefit Us?
Andrew Linzey

Part I Overviews of Existing Research
Introduction by Andrew Linzey

1. Measuring Animal Cruelty and Case Histories
Marie Louise Petersen and David P. Farrington

2. Types of Cruelty: Animals and Childhood Cruelty, Domestic Violence, Child and Elder Abuse
Marie Louise Petersen and David P. Farrington

3. A Lifespan Perspective on Human Aggression and Animal Abuse
Eleonora Gullone

Part II Emotional Development and Emotional Abuse
Introduction by Andrew Linzey

4. Empathy as an Indicator of Emotional Development
Andrea M. Beetz

5. Emotional Abuse of Children and Animals
Franklin D. McMillan

Part III Children, Family Violence, and Animals
Introduction by Andrew Linzey

6. Cruelty, Children, and Animals: Historically One, Not Two, Causes
Sabrina Tonutt

7. Examining Children’s Exposure to Violence in the Context of Animal Abuse
Frank R. Ascione

8. Women-Battering, Pet Abuse, and Human–Animal Relationships
Clifton P. Flynn

9. The Role of Animals in Public Child Welfare Work
Christina Risley-Curtiss

Part IV Animal Abuse and Serial Murder
Introduction by Andrew Linzey

10. Developmental Animal Cruelty and its Correlates in Sexual Homicide Offenders and Sex Offenders
Llian Alys, J. Clare Wilson, John Clarke and Peter Toman

11. Reducing the Link’s False Positive Problem
Jack Levin and Arnold Arluke

Part V Ethical Perspectives on Human–Animal Relations
Introduction by Andrew Linzey

12 Is Human Rights Speciesist?
Conor Gearty

13. Responding Ethically to Animal Abuse
Mark H. Bernstein

14. The New Canaries in the Mine: The Priority of Human Welfare in Animal Abuse Prosecution
Elizabeth Clawson

15. The Structure of Evil
Mark Rowlands

16. ‘Vile attentions’: On the Limits of Sympathetic Imagination
Daniel B. Williams

Part VI Law Enforcement, Offenders, and Sentencing Policy
Introduction by Andrew Linzey

17. An FBI Perspective on Animal Cruelty
Alan C. Brantley interviewed by Randall Lockwood and Ann W. Church

18. Laws and Policy to Address the Link of Family Violence
Joan E. Schaffner

19. Dealing with Animal Offenders
Angus Nurse

20. Implications for Criminal Law, Sentencing Policy and Practice
Martin Wasik

Part VII Prevention and Professional Obligations
Introduction by Andrew Linzey

21. A Legal Duty to Report Suspected Animal Abuse – Are Veterinarians Ready?
Ian Robertson

22. The Role of Veterinarians and Other Animal Welfare Workers in the Reporting of Suspected Child Abuse
Corey C. Montoya and Catherine A. Miller

23. Animal Cruelty and Child Welfare – The Health Visitor’s Perspective
Dawn Hawksworth and Rachel Balen

Part VIII The Abuse of Wild Animals
Introduction by Andrew Linzey

24. Overview of Research
Nicola Taylor and Tania Signal

25. Hunting as an Abusive Sub-culture
John Cooper

26. Hunting as a Morally Suspect Activity
Priscilla N. Cohn and Andrew Linzey

27. Dolphin Drive Hunts and the Socratic Dictum: ‘Vice harms the doer’
Thomas I. White