Animal Victims/Human Victims: Case Files


Criminologists view the intensity of vicious behavior — regardless of the victim's identity

— as a precursor to future violence. The FBI red flags animal abuse when profiling

homicidal suspects and identifies it as a stage along the animal-to-human violence continuum.

"People begin to fantasize about these violent actions... The next phase is usually

acting out against animals," Alan Brantley of the FBI's Investigative Support Unit.

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