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Description - Animals and Criminal Justice by Carmen M. Cusack

Mahatma Gandhi said, "The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated." Since civil societies are ruled by law, they can be evaluated, both figuratively and literally, by how animals are treated in the criminal justice system. This book depicts animals' roles within society and the laws that govern how humans treat them. Carmen M. Cusack focuses on current issues in human-animal relationships and how these are affected by the criminal justice system. Her analysis, while objective, is rooted in first-hand activist, professional, legal, and criminal justice experience. She presents a comprehensive overview of the place of animals and the law, including pets in prison, K-9 units, constitutional rights, animal sacrifice, wild animals, entertainment, domestic violence, rehabilitation, history, and religion. She includes information about law, behavioural and social science, systemic responses and procedure, anecdotal evidence, current events, and theoretical considerations. Animals and Criminal Justice is a useful handbook and a thorough textbook, as well as a practical guide to animals' relationships with the criminal justice system. Professionals, including police, child protective services, judges, animal control officers, and corrections staff, as well as scholars in the fields of criminal justice and criminology will find this book invaluable.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781412855969
ISBN-10: 1412855969
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 254
Imprint: AldineTransaction
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Publish Date: 6-Nov-2015
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Carmen M. Cusack

Carmen M. Cusack earned a PhD in criminal justice, specializing in behavioural science, from Nova Southeastern University, USA where she originated the course Animals in Criminal Justice. She earned a JD from Florida International University, USA. She is the author of Pornography and the Criminal Justice System.

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