The “One Day International Conference on the Relationship Between Animal Abuse and Human Violence” at Keble College, Oxford

The conference aims to analyse the link bwtween violence towards animals and humans and the implications for ethics and social and legal policy.

Speakers and delegates from many disciplines, including philosophy, theology, psychology, law, criminology and social sciences, will be taking part.

Distinguished speakers include:

Frank Ascione, Professor of Psychology from the University of Utah, one of the world’s leading authorities on the relationship between abusive behaviour towards animals and people

Conor Gearty, Professor of Human Rights and director of the Centre for the Study of Human Rights at the London School of Economics

Jack Levin, Professor of Sociology and Criminology, Northeastern University, the author and co-author of more than 20 books on violence.

Academics worldwide are being invited to submit brief abstracts of papers for consideration.The conference is expected to appeal to a wide range professionals including those concerned with law enforcement, social work, the implementation of legal and social policy, cruelty prevention and inspection, child care, spousal and elderly abuse, penal policy; veterinary services; human and animal shelters; humane education and wildlife protection.

Further information
Carol McKenna (project manager)
tel: +44 (0)1962 793003
mob: 07979 805169
Professor Andrew Linzey (director Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics)
tel. +44 (0)1865 201565