Sole Survivor: Children who Murder Their Families

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Pocket Books, 1992 - Family violence - 288 pages
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Dr. Leyton delves into the complex psyches and family histories of those who commit what he terms "familicide"--the heinous crime in which one family member murders the remaining members. Leyton is the bestselling author of Hunting Humans.

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A brief look into the psychological & sociological factors that had an influence on families. Very interesting, not a light read, but very informative. Read full review

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I really wanted to like this book but I found it extremely dry. It reminded me of a textbook. Read full review

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Elliott Leyton is a professor of anthropology at Memorial University in Newfoundland. He holds research and faculty appointments in Ireland and England, has delivered lectures throughout Europe, the United States, and Canada, and is a past president of the Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association. Because of his recognized expertise in the psychology of the multiple killer he has established close links with police forces around the world. His books include "Dying Hard," "The Myth of Delinquency," "Hunting Humans," "Men of Blood" and "Touched by Fire "(with photographer Greg Locke).

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