Dr Joanne Williams (Health in Social Sciences) discussed psychological factors in animal cruelty

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Guest on the Kaye Adams BBC Radio Scotland show on 26th Feb 2017 9am to 12pm to disucss recent spates of animal cruelty in Scotland and the UK, including the Crydon cat killer. 

We disucssed personality variables and other psychological factors that are associated with animal cruelty and the impact on the animals, their owners and the community. The importance of taking a preventative and early intervention appraoch was highlighted. 

Period26 Feb 2018

Media contributions


Media contributions

  • TitleAnimal Cruelty
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletBBC Radio Scotland Kaye Adams Show
    Media typeRadio
    Duration/Length/Size20 minutes
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    DescriptionGuess discussion on the motivations for animal cruelty across the UK and psychological factors involved.
    PersonsJoanne Williams


  • animal cruelty
  • personality
  • psychopathy
  • early intervention
  • violence