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Vol 24 No 5 May/June 2019

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Beyond Cages: Animal Law and Criminal Punishment

ISBN13: 9781108405454
Published: April 2019
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £26.99

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For all the diversity of views within the animal protection movement, there is a surprising consensus about the need for more severe criminal justice interventions against animal abusers. More prosecutions and longer sentences, it is argued, will advance the status of animals in law and society. Breaking from this mold, Professor Justin Marceau demonstrates that a focus on “carceral animal law” puts the animal rights movement at odds with other social justice movements, and may be bad for humans and animals alike. Animal protection efforts need to move beyond cages and towards systemic solutions if the movement hopes to be true to its own defining ethos of increased empathy and resistance to social oppression. Providing new insights into how the lessons of criminal justice reform should be imported into the animal abuse context, Beyond Cages is a valuable contribution to the literature on animal welfare and animal rights law.

  • Will serve as a unique and valuable case-study for those researching social change or civil rights
  • Provides readers a comprehensive account of the way that criminal justice advancements may not advance, and may even impede social change efforts
  • Proposes a new understanding of the existing social science research regarding the link between animal abuse and human violence

Animal Law
1. Introduction
2. Incarcerating Humans as a Salient Feature of Animal Protection
3. Context: An Overview of the Mass Criminalization Problem
4. A Descriptive Account and Typology of the Carceral Animal Law System
5. Specific Critiques of the Carceral turn in Animal Protection
6. Race, Mass-Criminalization and Animal Law
7. Punishment and the “Link “Between Animal Abuse and Human Violence
8. Anticipating Challenges to the Critique of Carceral Animal Law
9. Conclusion: Towards a New Research and Advocacy Agenda for Animal Protection.