The Link between Animal Abuse and Human Abuse: Understanding the link to help investigate and prosecute your cases

The Link between Animal Abuse and Human Abuse: Understanding the link to help investigate and prosecute your cases
Duration: 60 Minutes
Module 1 Resources
Recorded on: 2019-01-15
Unit 1 Slide Deck: The Link between Animal Abuse and Human Abuse
Unit 2 Recording: The Link between Animal Abuse and Human Abuse

“Batterers who also abuse their pets are both more controlling and use more dangerous forms of violence [sexual violence, marital rape, emotional violence and stalking] than batterers who do not.” Simmons & Lehmann (2007), Journal of Interpersonal Violence, Vol. 22, No. 9

This training will explore the link between animal cruelty and domestic violence and family violence; ensure that participants can identify signs of abuse/neglect to deliver appropriate interventions; make recommendations to support victim services and successful prosecution of cases.   We will also explore the link between animal violence and other kinds of violence:  school shooters and serial killers and the link between animal fighting and other kinds of crimes.

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