Understanding Animal Abuse
Sociologist Clifton P. Flynn, a frequent author on human–animal interactions and the links between animal abuse and domestic violence and child maltreatment, has incorporated Link awareness in his newest book. Understanding Animal Abuse: A Sociological Analysis explores why animal abuse is worthy of serious scholarly focus. This overview examines the various theses explaining the link, and lays out some theoretical perspectives on the issue. Flynn offers recommendations for policy and professionals and some directions for future research. He compares individual psychopathological approaches to animal cruelty with social and cultural models of violence and abuse, and offers recommendations for policy and future research. (Brooklyn, NY: Lantern Books, 2012).