Silent Victims offers students, professionals, and laypersons an overview of the most critical scientific and anecdotal findings about the antecedents and consequences of animal cruelty. The research presented includes notable studies on the factors associated with animal abuse, including the perpetrators, abusive environments. The book also offers readers an insider's look at animal cruelty; real life tales weave theories and research findings with applied fieldwork, and examine commonly used strategies and techniques for recognizing and addressing animal abuse cases.
Pamela Carlisle-Frank is the President and primary researcher at The Foundation for Interdisciplinary Research and Education Promoting Animal Welfare [FIREPAW, Inc.]. She has a Ph.D. in Behavioral and Social Sciences from the University of California. Co-Author Tom Flanagan, a retired Boston law enforcement officer, is the founder and Vice President of the Link-UP Program, an educational network linking law enforcement, animal control, social services, and other municipal agencies to stop animal abuse.
Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Introduction Chapter 3 Foreword Chapter 4 Acknowledgments Chapter 5 1. Sticks and stones will break their bones: Why we all need to get involved in stopping animal abuse Chapter 6 2. Where silent victims frequently come from: What we know about animal abuse in a violent home Chapter 7 3. When the prepetrator is a batterer Chapter 8 4. When the perpetrator is a child or an adolescent Chapter 9 5. The neglected animal Chapter 10 6. When it stops being love and starts to be hoarding Chapter 11 7. It takes a village: Obstacles and solutions to stopping animal hoarding in your neighborhood Chapter 12 8. Recognizing red flags and finding those who need help Chapter 13 9. Partnering and seeking solutions for abused animals Chapter 14 10. Getting started: Resources for speaking out and helping silent victims