Childhood cruelty to animals and later aggression against people: a review

Escrito por Nuria Querol i Viñas.

Studies using direct interviews to examine subjects with multiple acts of violence point to an association between a pattern of childhood animal cruelty and later serious, recurrent aggression against people. Identification of such a relationship could improve understanding of impulsive violence and facilitate early intervention and prevention.
PMID: 3591990 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]