Additionally the occurrence of more than 40 cases of

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Unformatted text preview: were derived from personal interviews with 152 criminals and noncriminals in Knasas and Connecticut. A standardized, closed, and open-ended interview, requiring approximately 1-2 hours to complete, was administered to all subjects. Aggressiveness was defined by behavioral criteria rather than by reason for incarceration. “Childhood cruelty toward animals occurred to a significantly greater degree among aggressive criminals than among nonaggressive criminals or noncriminals. Additionally, the occurrence of more than 40 cases of extreme animal cruelty facilitated the development of a preliminary classification of nine distinct motivations for animal cruelty. Finally, family violence, particularly paternal abuse and alcoholism, were significantly more common among aggressive criminals with a history of childhood cruelty toward animals.” Joyce Tischler Rights For Nonhuman Animals: A Guardianship Model for Dogs and Cats 14 SAN DIEGO LAW REVIEW 484 (1977) IV. Newspapers (including legal newspapers) Dog’s Best Friend: Bruce Wa...
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