Animal Abuse

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Animal Abuse - With Dr. Randall Lockwood

Combating Animal Cruelty: The Past, Present and Future  We will review the history of efforts to fight animal abuse and neglect in America from the early days of animal protection to today.  The last decade has seen a dramatic improvement in laws protecting animals and the tools available to investigate and prosecute such crimes. There has also been increased attention to animals as victims of crimes and the need to document the impact of abuse and neglect on animal victims and make efforts to undo the damage that may have been done. We will review current trends in animal law, the role of professionals and individuals in applying those laws, and the public's role in continuing to strengthen and enforce animal protection. This webinar is presented FREE from the ASPCA.


Learning Objectives:

- Understand the history animal abuse prevention

- Rewview current trends in animal law

- Discuss the role of professionals and individuals in applying those laws

- Discuss the public's role in continuing to strengthen and enforce animal protection

Presenter Information:

Randall Lockwood, PhD has degrees in psychology and biology from Wesleyan University in Connecticut and a doctorate in comparative and physiological psychology from Washington University in St. Louis. In 2005 he joined the staff of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals where he is currently Senior Vice President for Forensic Sciences and Anti-Cruelty Projects. He has testified in dozens of trials involving cruelty to animals or the treatment of animals in the context of other crimes, including dogfighting, animal hoarding, child abuse, domestic violence and homicide.

Dr. Lockwood serves on the Board of Directors of the International Veterinary Forensic Sciences Association and is a member of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, and a fellow of the American College of Forensic Examiners. He has served on the Baltimore Anti-Animal Abuse Commission since its creation in 2010.   He is co-author of Cruelty to Animals and Interpersonal Violence and  Forensic Investigation of Animal Cruelty: A Guide for Veterinary and Law Enforcement Professionals, and author of Prosecuting Animal Cruelty Cases: Opportunities for Early Response to Crime and Interpersonal Violence and Dogfighting Toolkit: Addressing Dogfighting in Your Community.


  • CCPDT: 1.5 CEUs
  • IAABC: 1.5 CEUs 
  • KPA: 1.5 CEUs
  • IACP: 1.5 CEUs


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