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Why Kids Kill

Inside The Minds Of School Shooters

By Peter F Langman

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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2009

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0230608027


Format: Book
Author: Langman, Peter F
Summary: In the ten years since the school massacre at Columbine High School in Colorado, school shootings have become an 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. He divides shooters into three categories, and 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.--From publisher description.
Title: Why kids kill : inside the minds of school shooters / Peter Langman.
Publisher Date: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
Subject: Youth and violence -- United States School violence -- United States Violence in adolescence -- United States. Violence -- United States School shootings -- United States.
Isbn: 0230608027 9780230608023
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Format: Book
Author: Langman, Peter F.
Summary: In the ten years since the school massacre at Columbine High School in Colorado, school shootings have become an 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. He divides shooters into three categories, and 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.--From publisher description.
Title: Why kids kill : inside the minds of school shooters / Peter Langman.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
Description: xii, 231 p. ; 25 cm.
Subjects: Youth and violence -- United States
Subjects: School violence -- United States
Subjects: Violence in adolescence -- United States.
Subjects: Violence -- United States
Subjects: School shootings -- United States.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. [211]-225) and index.
Contents: Acknowledgments -- Preface -- Note regarding the text -- 1. School shooters : beyond the sound bite -- Psychopathic shooters -- 2. "I am the law" : two psychopaths -- Psychotic shooters -- 3. "A God of sadness" : a schizotypal youth -- 4. "None of this is real" : four schizophrenics -- Traumatized shooters -- 5. "Every man's nightmare" : three traumatized children -- The bigger picture -- 6. Beyond the typology -- 7. Kids caught in the nick of time -- 8. What can be done to prevent school shootings -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index.
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ISBN: 0230608027
ISBN: 9780230608023
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