When Good Kids Kill

Front Cover
Random House Publishing Group, Jan 11, 2000 - True Crime - 256 pages
1 Review
In New Jersey, a quiet, happy, eighteen-year-old girl from a loving home successfully hides her pregnancy until prom night, when she delivers, then kills her baby. In Nevada, a high school honor student molests, then kills a seven-year-old girl in the women's rest room of a casino. In Washington, two seventeen-year-old best friends become deeply involved in a 'gothic' lifestyle and carry out the murder of an entire family of four for the excitement. Behind the sensational, horrifying teen crimes flooding the media, the facts are sobering; violence among young adults is at an all-time high--approximately 20 percent of all known murderers in America are under the age of eighteen. Moreover, the kids who kill are often the 'good kids', the honorable, trustworthy, conscientious students who have no history of violence.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

Review: When Good Kids Kill

User Review  - Karen - Goodreads

I thought this book was really interesting! Read full review

Contents

FEAR DENIAL AND MURDER
15
RAGE AND RETRIBUTION
58
SENSELESS ACTS OF VIOLENCE
109
Copyright

4 other sections not shown

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2000)

Michael D. Kelleher, who has written widely on the subject of violence, specializes in threat assessment, strategic management, and human resource management for organizations in the private and public sectors. He is also the author of Murder Most Rare: The Female Serial Killer.

Bibliographic information