Animal Abuse and Youth Violence
Juvenile Justice Bulletin
Total CE Credit Hours: 2
Course Info URL: http://www.ce-credit.com/courses/101166
About the Course:
This Bulletin reports on the psychiatric, psychological, and criminological research linking animal abuse to juvenile- and adultperpetrated violence. It addresses the challenge of defining animal abuse and examines the difficulty of deriving accurate incidence and prevalence data for this behavior. It also explores the relationships between animal abuse and conduct disorder (CD), analyzes the motives of child and adolescent animal abusers, and considers the contexts that may lead to the emergence of animal abuse as a symptom of psychological disorder.
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Frank R. Ascione
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This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors and social workers who seek knowledge about animal abuse and youth violence. It is appropriate for introductory to intermediate levels of participants’ knowledge.
Explain the definition of animal abuse.
Identify the prevalence of cruelty to animals by children and adolescents.
Describe the correlation of animal abuse, violent offending, and conduct disorder.
Explain the motivations that may underlie animal abuse by children and adolescents and the etiology of animal abuse.
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