The Connection between Animal Abuse and Family Violence: A Selected Annotated Bibliography

46 Pages Posted: 7 Mar 2014  

Sharon L. Nelson

Northern Illinois University - College of Law Library

Date Written: August 1, 2011

Abstract

This Selected Annotated Bibliography assembles legal and social literature that examines the link between domestic violence and animal abuse. Drawing from an ever-growing body of written works dedicated to the issue, the Bibliography presents the works that are most informative and useful to the legal community. These include case studies, current and proposed legislation, and social services guides that address the occurrence of and response to the animal cruelty-family violence correlation. In doing so, the Bibliography creates a resource that will prove helpful to a variety of legal practitioners, law makers, and professionals within the criminal justice system, and will serve as a tool to promote further understanding of the patterns of abuse that often concurrently victimize both humans and animals.

Keywords: animal abuse, cruelty to animals, family violence, child abuse, elder abuse, spouse abuse, domestic partner abuse

JEL Classification: K42

Suggested Citation

Nelson, Sharon L., The Connection between Animal Abuse and Family Violence: A Selected Annotated Bibliography (August 1, 2011). Animal Law Review, Vol. 17, No. 2, 2011. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2158944

Sharon Leigh Nelson (Contact Author)

Northern Illinois University - College of Law Library ( email )

Swen Parson Hall
DeKalb, IL 60115
United States

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