A new marker of extreme violence: animal abuse

An article on the important increase in international criminological research on the link between violent behavior and mistreatment of animals. As the psychiatric literature admits for many years that animal cruelty in children is predictive of future antisocial behavior, including violence against people, some various facts had important echoes, like the Columbine massacre, and more systematic studies are conducted to link the abuse to the animal and the human. (french)

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