Criminal Minds & Animal Abuse: Reality, Fiction, and Crossing the Line
Hurting animals is not only unethical, society agrees it’s sick. Appalling news reports of children torturing and killing cats and dogs makes pet lovers’ blood run cold. Such crimes demand more than a slap on the wrist, and not just to protect animals. Because abusers are five times more likely to commit violent crimes against people. Cat lover Dr. D.P. Lyle, the Macavity Award winning and Edgar Award nominated author of many how-to writing books including Forensics for Dummies discusses the link between animal abuse and serial killers. We also discuss why more pets are being included in recent fiction, and what rules authors might want to heed.
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