New book: The Link - Are Veterinarians Ready?

 "The Link Between Animal Abuse & Human Violence" brings together international experts from seven countries to examine in detail the relationships between animal abuse and child abuse, the emotional development of the child, family violence, and serial murder. 

It considers the implications for legal and social policy, and the work of key professionals. Sections include critical overviews of existing research, discussion of ethical issues, and a special focus on the abuse of wild animals. 

This book is essential reading for all those who have a stake in the debate including child care officers, community carers, law enforcement officers, health visitors, veterinarians, anti-cruelty inspectors, animal protection officers, social scientists, lawyers, psychologists, and criminologists. 

Dr Ian Robertson of IAL has written a chapter in the book entitled "A Legal Duty to Report Suspected Abuse: Are Veterinarians Ready"?

This is the most up-to-date, authoritative, and comprehensive volume on the link between animal abuse and human violence. 

See http://www.amazon.com/Between-Animal-Abuse-Human-Violence/dp/1845193245