Factors that distinguish aggression towards animals from other antisocial behaviors: Evidence from a community sample

Alleyne, Emma (2018) Factors that distinguish aggression towards animals from other antisocial behaviors: Evidence from a community sample. Aggressive Behavior, . ISSN 0096-140X. (doi:https://doi.org/10.1002/ab.21768) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Animal cruelty is a form of passive and active aggression that is largely undocumented and unreported. Given that animals are voiceless victims, we have to rely on witnesses and frontline staff (e.g., veterinarians) to report incidents of abuse, which suggests the number of convicted animal abusers is an under-representation of actual perpetrators. The primary aim of the current study was to identify the static and dynamic factors that distinguish animal abusers from non-abuse offenders (i.e., individuals who self-reported antisocial behavior, but not animal abuse), and non-offenders (i.e., individuals who have not engaged in any antisocial behavior) in a community sample. The secondary aim was to identify the potential pathways that distinguish animal abuse perpetration from other types of antisocial behavior.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: animal abuse, animal cruelty, adult perpetrators, offending behavior, victim empathy
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology > Centre of Research & Education in Forensic Psychology
Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: Emma Alleyne
Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2018 15:05 UTC
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2018 12:30 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/66785 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Alleyne, Emma: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4335-7176
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