Special Issue "Human-Animal Interactions and Issues in Criminal Justice: Toward a Humane Criminology"
A special issue of Social Sciences (ISSN 2076-0760).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2021).
Interests: animals and criminal justice; animal protection and public policy; behavior modification; cognitive behavior therapy; environmental criminology; ethical animal-assisted therapy; humane education; the human-animal bond; intersectionality and social justice; social emotional learning, and species justice
Interests: sexual violence; human trafficking and social justice
Interests: resiliency, development and crime; social and emotional learning; social crime prevention; place based policing; reintegration programs; transformational change
- The ethical inclusion of animals in the treatment and support of people involved in the criminal justice system, particularly those that also benefit animal participants (e.g., working with rescued animals in law enforcement community relations, treating trauma victims, prison animal programs, courtroom support animals, legal advocates for animal victims of abuse);
- An examination of social, psychological, political, and economic issues related to legislation and enforcement of harms and crimes that impact both humans and animals (e.g., LINK violence, trafficking networks, consumption demands and the commodification of animals for their meat, fur, skin, body parts, service, entertainment value);
- Theoretical or conceptual frameworks that explore human–animal interactions and the human–animal bond in criminal justice, criminology, legislation, and related public policy;
- Research that addresses the connections of both marginalized human and animal voices and victims.
Dr. Kimberly Spanjol
Dr. Cathryn Lavery
Dr. Heath Grant
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- animals and criminal justice
- animals and public policy
- human–animal bond
- human–animal interactions
- human–animal protection
- humane criminology
- LINK violence
- One Health model
- species justice
- wildlife criminology