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Animal abuse and cruelty

Patterson-Kane, Emily G. and Piper, Heather (2012) Animal abuse and cruelty. In: The Oxford handbook of evolutionary perspectives on violence, homicide and war. Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780199738403

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Provides the first extensive and authoritative review of the literature in this field. Part of THE OXFORD LIBRARY OF PSYCHOLOGY series. The Oxford Handbook of Evolutionary Perspectives on Violence, Homicide, and War synthesizes the theoretical and empirical work of leading scholars in the evolutionary sciences to produce the first extensive and authoritative review of this literature. The handbook includes chapters on intimate partner violence, child abuse, sibling violence, suicide, adolescent bullying, sexual abuse, religious terrorism, animal cruelty, and several chapters addressing human and non-human intergroup aggression and war. This breadth of coverage is unique, and ensures that the handbook provides essential reading for students and researchers in the fields of psychology, anthropology, criminology, sociology, ethology, biology, and behavioral ecology.

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