Why Kids Kill: Inside the Minds of School Shooters (Google eBook)
Ten years after the school massacre at Columbine High School in Colorado, school shootings are a new and alarming epidemic. While sociologists have attributed the trigger of violence to peer pressure, such as bullying and social isolation, prominent psychologist Peter Langman, argues here that psychological causes are responsible.
Drawing on 20 years of clinical experience, Langman offers surprising reasons for why some teens become violent. Langman divides shooters into three categories, and he discusses the role of personality, trauma, and psychosis among school shooters.
From examining the material evidence of notorious school shooters at Columbine and Virginia Tech to addressing the mental states of the violent youths he treats, Langman shows how to identify early signs of homicide-prone youth and what preventive measures educators, parents and communities can take to protect themselves from the tragedy.
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Review: Why Kids Kill: Inside the Minds of School ShootersUser Review - RJ Wood - Goodreads
I believe that Langman's purpose for writing this book was to inform many about why kids truely do kill. He showed the psychological view of why many kids acted the way they did. Langman wrote thid ... Read full review
Review: Why Kids Kill: Inside the Minds of School ShootersUser Review - Dona - Goodreads
The author had a clear thesis and he set about proving it with well-cited research. He examines the cases of several school shooters, dividing them into three categories: psychopathic, psychotic, and ... Read full review
5EVERY MANS NIGHTMARETHREE TRAUMATIZED CHILDREN
THE BIGGER PICTURE
6BEYOND THE TYPOLOGY
7KIDS CAUGHT IN THENICK OF TIME
8WHAT CAN BE DONETO PREVENT SCHOOLSHOOTINGS
4NONE OF THIS IS REALFOUR SCHIZOPHRENICS