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Frank R. Ascione

Frank R. Ascione

Emeritus Professor

Research Interests: Animal Welfare Issues and Elder Adult Maltreatment

Awards

  • Visiting Scholar, Teikyo University, Japan - 2006
  • Visiting Professor, Monash University, Australia - 2006
  • Scholar/Researcher of the Year, Utah State University, College of Education - 2002
  • Distinguished Scholar Award, International Association of Human-Animal Interaction Organizations and the International Society for Anthrozoology - 2001
  • Visiting Scholar, Tufts University Center for Animals and Public Policy - September 1997
  • Mortar Board, Outstanding Professor - 1995
  • Psychology Department Nominee, College of Education Teacher of the Year - 1993, 1995, 1997

Funded Research And Teaching

Dr. Ascione has received numerous grants to fund his research of animal welfare issues and elder adult maltreatment.

Visiting Scholar, Teikyo University Japan (May 2006)

  • Teikyo University
  • $16,000 funded


Visiting Professor, Monash University (July/August 2006)

  • Monash University, AMRRIC
  • $14,000 funded

International Handbook on Animal Abuse and Cruelty (2004-2005) (P.I.)

  • Scott Charitable Trust
  • $84,500 funded

Men Who Batter Women & Animal Abuse (2001-2002) (P.I.)

  • Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation
  • $40,000 funded

Children and Animals, Kindness and Cruelty (2000) (P.I.)

  • Scott Charitable Trust and The American Humane Association
  • $64,619 funded

Professional Contributions

  • Anthrozoös, editorial board member
  • Protecting Children, invited editor, special issue on animal abuse
  • Trauma, Violence, and Abuse: A Review Journal, reviewer
  • Aggression and Violent Behavior, editorial board member
  • Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment and Trauma, editorial board member

Publications

BOOKS

Ascione, F. R. (Ed.). (2007, forthcoming). International handbook of theory, research, and application on animal abuse and cruelty. West Lafayette, IN: Purdue University Press.

Ascione, F. R. (2005). Children and animals: Exploring the roots of kindness and cruelty. West Lafayette, IN: Purdue University Press. Release of Japanese (April, 2006) and Italian (January 2007) editions.

Ascione, F. R. (2000). Safe Havens for Pets: Guidelines for Programs Sheltering Pets for Women who are Battered. Logan, UT: Author.

Ascione, F. R., & Arkow, P. (Eds.). (1999). Child abuse, domestic violence, and animal abuse: Linking the circles of compassion for prevention and intervention. West Lafayette, IN: Purdue University Press.

Lockwood, R., & Ascione, F. R. (Eds.). (1998). Cruelty to animals and interpersonal violence: Readings in research and application. West Lafayette, IN: Purdue University Press.

BOOK CHAPTERS

Ascione, F. R. (2007, in press). Animal abuse and intimate partner violence: Emerging research on pet abuse in the lives of women who are battered. In K. Kendall-Tackett and S. Giacomoni (Eds.), Intimate partner violence. Kingston, NJ: Civic Research Institute.

Ascione, F. R. (2007, in press). Animal/pet abuse. In C. Renzetti and J. Edleson (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Interpersonal Violence. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Ascione, F. R. (2007, in press). Bestiality. In C. Renzetti and J. Edleson (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Interpersonal Violence. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.`

Ascione, F. R. (2007, in press). Animal abuse and child maltreatment occurrence. In C. Renzetti and J. Edleson (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Interpersonal Violence. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Ascione, F. R. (2007, in press). Sheltering of domestic violence victims' pets. In C. Renzetti and J. Edleson (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Interpersonal Violence. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Ascione, F. R., and Arkow, P. (2007, in press). American Humane Association. In C. Renzetti and J. Edleson (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Interpersonal Violence. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Ascione, F. R. (2005). Bestiality: Petting, humane rape, sexual assault, and the enigma of sexual interactions between human and non-human animals. In A. M. Beetz and A. L. Podberscek (Eds.), Bestiality and zoophilia: Sexual relations with animals (pp.120-129). West Lafayette, IN: Purdue University Press.

Ascione, F. R. (2004). Children, animal abuse, and family violence - The multiple intersections of animal abuse, child victimization, and domestic violence. In K. A. Kendall-Tackett and S. Giacomoni (Eds.) (2004), Victimization of children and youth: Patterns of abuse, response strategies. (pp. 3.1 - 3.34). Kingston, NJ: Civic Research Institute, Inc.