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Historical Background of Animal Cruelty

  • Tia Hoffer
  • Holly Hargreaves-Cormany
  • Yvonne Muirhead
  • J Reid Meloy
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Part of the SpringerBriefs in Psychology book series (BRIEFSPSYCHOL)

Abstract

This section presents the long history of the link between animal cruelty and human violence. In addition, the chapter addresses the McDonald triad, which includes enuresis, firesetting and animal cruelty, from a historical perspective as well as the lack of empirical support for the theory.

Keywords

McDonald triad Enuresis Firesetting General violence models Attachment 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tia Hoffer
    • 1
  • Holly Hargreaves-Cormany
    • 2
  • Yvonne Muirhead
    • 3
  • J Reid Meloy
    • 4
  1. 1.Federal Bureau of InvestigationKapoleiUSA
  2. 2.Marymount UniversityArlingtonUSA
  3. 3.Federal Bureau of InvestigationSan AntonioUSA
  4. 4.University of CaliforniaLa JollaUSA

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