Associations between different motivations for animal cruelty, methods of animal cruelty and facets of impulsivity

NEWBERRY, Michelle (2017). Associations between different motivations for animal cruelty, methods of animal cruelty and facets of impulsivity. Psychology, Crime and Law, 1-27. (In Press)

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Abstract

Associations between specific motivations for animal cruelty, particular methods of animal cruelty and different facets of impulsivity were explored among 130 undergraduate students. Participants completed an adapted version of the Boat Inventory on Animal-Related Experiences (BIARE) which asked participants to state whether they had intentionally harmed or killed an animal, the species of animal(s) involved, their motivations for harming or killing the animal(s) and the method(s) used. Participants also completed the Impulsive Behavior scale (UPPS-P) which assesses five facets of impulsivity. Over half of the sample (55%) reported committing at least one act of animal cruelty, and dogs were the most commonly abused species of animal. The most frequently reported motivations were Prejudice, Amusement, Control (of an animal), and Retaliation (against an animal), and the most frequently reported methods were Beating/Kicking, Squashing, Throwing an object at an animal, Shooting, Drowning and Burning. Significant associations were found between particular motivations and methods, as well as between particular methods of animal cruelty and facets of impulsivity. Findings have implications for theoretical models of animal cruelty perpetration as well as offender assessment and treatment.

Item Type: Article
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Psychology Research Group
Identification Number: 10.1080/1068316X.2017.1371305
Depositing User: Michelle Newberry
Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2017 15:43
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2017 14:36
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/16479

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