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The Resource Why kids kill : inside the minds of school shooters, Peter Langman

Why kids kill : inside the minds of school shooters, Peter Langman

Label
Why kids kill : inside the minds of school shooters
Title
Why kids kill
Title remainder
inside the minds of school shooters
Statement of responsibility
Peter Langman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Langman, Peter F
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Youth and violence
  • School violence
  • Violence in adolescence
  • Violence
  • School shootings
Label
Why kids kill : inside the minds of school shooters, Peter Langman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
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
Control code
ocn240189360
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed
Extent
xii, 231 p.
Isbn
9780230608023
Lccn
2008032597
System control number
(OCoLC)240189360
Label
Why kids kill : inside the minds of school shooters, Peter Langman
Publication
Bibliography note
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
Control code
ocn240189360
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed
Extent
xii, 231 p.
Isbn
9780230608023
Lccn
2008032597
System control number
(OCoLC)240189360

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