Brute Force: Animal Police and the Challenge of Cruelty

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Brute Force looks at people having the most contact with everyday animal abuse- humane law enforcement officers who are charged with enforcing anti-cruelty statutes. The author spent one year studying 30 animal cops and dispatchers in two large cities. They see themselves as a power for the helpless, a voice for the mute. On-the-job experience changes this view. Rather than fighting the good fight against egregious cases of cruelty, they are overwhelmed with complaints that are ambiguous and must be stretched to qualify as ...

Brute Force: Animal Police and the Challenge of Cruelty 2007, Purdue University Press

ISBN-13: 9781557534507

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