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Ceremonial violence : a psychological explanation of school shootings

Author: Jonathan Fast
Publisher: Woodstock, NY : Overlook Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Ceremonial Violence analyzes the Columbine high school shooting and four other cases and explains for the first time why teenagers commit school rampage shootings. With his grasp of the elements of abnormal psychology, developmental psychology, sociology, and neurology that contribute to the homicidal mindset, Fast offers us a means of understanding and coming to terms with these tragedies.--From publisher  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Fast, Jonathan.
Ceremonial violence.
Woodstock, NY : Overlook Press, 2008
(OCoLC)737643747
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Fast
ISBN: 9781590200476 1590200470
OCLC Number: 237792965
Description: 333 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: An overview --
Case 2: Brenda Spencer : conduct disorder, malignant narcissism, brain damage and disinhibition --
Case 4: Wayne Lo : identity confusion, cycle of violence --
Case 8: Evan Ramsey : childhood abuse, environmental stressors (the school system from hell), parental alcoholism & foster care, impulsove anger --
Case 9: Luke Woodham : socialization into extreme violence --
Case 13: Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold : events leading to the Columbine shooting : stigma, relocation stress --
Case 13: the shooting and the aftermath: grieving, memorializing --
Reducing the incidence of SR shootings and school violence.
Other Titles: Psychological explanation of school shootings
School shootings
Responsibility: Jonathan Fast.

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Ceremonial Violence analyzes the Columbine high school shooting and four other cases and explains for the first time why teenagers commit school rampage shootings. With his grasp of the elements of abnormal psychology, developmental psychology, sociology, and neurology that contribute to the homicidal mindset, Fast offers us a means of understanding and coming to terms with these tragedies.--From publisher description.

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