I am a PhD student at the University of Kent conducting research within the area of forensic psychology. My research focuses on adults who engage in animal abuse and their characteristics. Specifically, I am interested in the role of emotion regulation and how it might help explain the various types of animal abuse individuals engage in.

E-mail: chp8@kent.ac.uk

Main Supervisor: Dr Emma Alleyne

Key Publications

  • Parfitt, C., & Alleyne, E. (2017). Animal abuse proclivity: behavioral, personality and regulatory factors associated with varying levels of severity. Psychology, Crime & Law. doi:10.1080/1068316X.2017.1332193
  • Alleyne, E., & Parfitt, C. (2017). Adult-perpetrated animal abuse: A systematic review. Trauma, Violence, & Abuse. doi:10.1177/1524838017708785
  • Parfitt, C., & Alleyne, E. (2016). ‘Taking it out on the dog’: Psychological and behavioral correlates of animal abuse proclivity. Society & Animals, 24, 1-16. doi:10.1163/15685306-12341387
  • Alleyne, E., Tilston, L., Parfitt, C., & Butcher, R. (2015). Adult-perpetrated animal abuse: Development of a proclivity scale. Psychology, Crime & Law, 21, 570-588. doi: 10.1080/1068316X.2014.999064′