When Kids Kill

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Random House, Oct 31, 2011 - True Crime - 272 pages
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Jonathan Paul goes behind the sensationalist headlines of 'child killers' to investigate why these crimes happen. He examines child homicide in today's violent, confusing world and contextualises it against the cruel unforgiving retribution of yesterday.

Children are increasingly experimenting with drugs and committing offences, but there are those who commit the worst possible crimes: to end another person's life before their own could properly have begun. The cases are shocking but sometimes the path towards them is even more so. This is a fascinating exploration of disturbing events aimed at discovering what happens when childhood is trodden underfoot, and when and why kids kill.


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User Review  - EllaBelakovska - LibraryThing

It’s difficult to know how to review a book that has so clearly borrowed work from so many others. On one hand, the author has those people to thank for their own research and journalism in providing ... Read full review


User Review  - Skipdoctor Critic - Borders

This book is on the weak side. It blames societies problems on media and lack thereof responsible parenting when it comes to media ie.. video games, television, and movies. I was very disappointed in this opinion that ruins what could of been a good book had there not been this bias. Read full review

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Jonathan Paul is an investigative journalist and author.

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