Animal Abuse and Sex Offending

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    As this is a subject that is rarely discussed, this chapter is mainly concerned with giving an overview of: (1) what we know about the nature and prevalence of the sexual abuse of animals; (2) the evidence of the relationships between animal abuse and sex offending; and (3) the theoretical explanations that have been given for this behaviour. It will also briefly discuss the implications of this knowledge for policy and practice. The chapter will start by defining the key terms used in this field.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationSex Offenders: Punish, Help, Change or Control?
    Subtitle of host publicationTheory, Policy and Practice Explored
    EditorsJo Brayford, Francis Cowe, John Deering
    Place of PublicationLondon
    ISBN (Electronic)9781136292200 , 9780203114735
    ISBN (Print)9780415533720 , 9780415676984
    Publication statusPublished - 19 Jun 2012

    Publication series

    NameRoutledge Frontiers of Criminal Justice


    • animal abuse
    • animal sexual abuse
    • animal sexual assault
    • bestiality
    • zoophilia
    • adult perpetrators
    • child and adolescent perpetraors


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