Animal Abuse/Serial Killer Connection

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Animals, Empathy, and Violence Can Animals Be Used to Convey Principles of Prosocial Behavior to Children?

Julie E. Sprinkle
Appalachian State University

This study evaluates the effectiveness of a school-based violence prevention/intervention and character education program that uses rescued shelter dogs to teach antiviolence and prosocial messages to elementary and middle school students. This study uses student self-report, disciplinary data, and teacher observational data to measure violent and aggressive behaviors, beliefs about aggression, and levels of empathy in program participants before and after exposure to the program’s curriculum. Findings indicate that receiving the program significantly alters students’ normative beliefs about aggression, levels of empathy, and displays of violent and aggressive behaviors.

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The Linkage of Animal Abuse with Interpersonal Violence A Sheep in Wolf’s Clothing?

Heather Piper
Manchester Metropolitan University, England

•* Summary: Drawing on relevant literature and research findings, this article questions current assumptions relating to children who sometimes harm animals. The issue was raised in this journal by Bell (2001) who discussed the arguments that individuals who are cruel to animals are more likely to be aggressive towards their partners and children (Arkow, 1995; Ascione, 1996; Hutton, 1983); that children who have been the victims of violence are likely to harm animals, and more likely to be aggressive towards humans later in life (Kellert and Felthouse, 1985; Ressler et al., 1988). These proposed links or cycles of domestic abuse suggest that children who witness such violence later harm animals and eventually humans. The weakest family member usually becomes the ultimate target or scapegoat (O’Hagan and Smith, 1993). The assumption is that victims become perpetrators and are thus predictable and appropriate targets for prior diagnosis.

•* Findings: These arguments are not easy, but have the potential to prompt moral panic, based in part on journalists’ contributions, which rely on inappropriate simplification of selected academic work that supports these links or cycles. Such an over-simplified version can develop an energy of its own or a quasi-autonomous status (Foucault, 1969) that permeates public consciousness and professional practice.

•* Applications: The article questions this process and the coherence of the arguments, and identifies some limitations for social work practice arising from this problematic and pervasive approach.


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