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Unformatted text preview: ve a criminal record Serial killers frequently have history of _______________ ____________ 50% of school shooters in
Source: The Latham Foundation, 2005 Merz-Perez et al. 2001
Violent offenders in a maximum security prison were significantly more likely than nonviolent offenders to have committed childhood acts of cruelty toward animals 80% of family violence includes a pet _____ of battered women do not seek safety 20% of murders in the U.S. are domestic violence-related Source: The Latham Foundation, 2005 DeViney et al. 1983 Animals were abused in 88% of homes where child physical abuse was present Ascione, Weber, & Wood 1997
71% of women seeking shelter, who had pets, affirmed that their partner had threatened, hurt, or even killed their animal 32% of mothers reported that their children hurt or killed their pet Quinlisk 1999
The majority of this violence against animals occurs in the presence of women and/or children as a way to psychologically _______________ them 68% of battered women reported violence towards their animals. Mandated reporting of suspected child abuse by animal control officers Mandated reporting of cruelty to animals by veterinarians Inclusion of pets in _______ __________________ Temporary housing assistance for animals Education programs for children and parents on the link between different forms of violence
parents must not dismiss acts of cruelty Illinois Law Requiring _________________
Animal control officers and humane investigators must report suspected child abuse Social workers and investigators must report suspected animal abuse. Other Illinois Laws
Domestic Violence: Orders of Protection
Includes animals Mandated reporters of animal cruelty Contact the local police department, animal control, or humane organization. Provide as many details as possible If possible, photograph or videotape Find other people who have witnessed abuse You can remain anonymous, but testifying can strengthen case. Source: Humane Society of the United States Were you aware of the link between animal cruelty and other forms of violence before today?
B: No, I generally thought animal abuse was separate from violence against people. I can definitely see how this link does exist though. exists. Violence towards humans is definitely separate from violence against animals. Questions?...
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