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Link between slaughterhouses and violent crime

Probing the link between slaughterhouses and violent crime

-Criminology professor Amy Fitzgerald says statistics show the link between slaughterhouses and brutal crime is empirical fact-

May 14 2010

To author Upton Sinclair, the hellish world of factory slaughterhouses was as dangerous to human beings as it was to pigs. He filled his 1906 novel The Jungle with meat-packing images that seem ripped from a slasher movie(...)

Sinclair's abattoir labourers get so desensitized to violence that rates of murder, rape and brawls among them rise. The book cemented the link between slaughterhouses and crime for decades to come - long before pig farmer and serial killer Robert Pickton haunted headlines.

More than a hundred years later, a University of Windsor researcher may have proven the literary classic right....

http://www.evana.org/index.php?id=55691&lang=en


Probing the link between slaughterhouses and violent crime

In a recent study, a University of Windsor criminology professor found that abattoirs consistently mean higher crime rates.

You can view this story at: http://www.thestar.com/news/insight/article/809521--probing-the-link-between-slaughterhouses-and-violent-crime


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