Why kids kill : inside the minds of school shooters (Book, 2010) [WorldCat.org]
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Why kids kill : inside the minds of school shooters

Why kids kill : inside the minds of school shooters

Author: Peter F Langman
Publisher: Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"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  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter F Langman
ISBN: 9780230101487 0230101488
OCLC Number: 620092632
Notes: Originally published: 2009.
Awards: Winner of Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 2009
Description: xii, 231 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: School shooters: beyond the sound bite --
Psychopathic shooters. "I am the law": two psychopaths --
Psychotic shooters. "A God of sadness": a schizotypal youth ; "None of this is real": four schizophrenics --
Traumatized shooters. "Every man's nightmare": three traumatized children --
The bigger picture. Beyond the typology ; Kids caught in the nick of time ; What can be done to prevent school shootings.
Responsibility: Peter Langman.


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  Read more...


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CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title for 2009 'Langman offers a paradigm of three specific categories of youth offenders - psychopathic, psychotic, or traumatized...Langman fully discusses long-term Read more...

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