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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 horrific aftermath of school shootings, distraught communities struggle to make sense of these seemingly senseless acts. Yet despite massive media coverage very little is known about what the young perpetrators felt or how they rationalized their acts. Peer harassment and social ostracism have been cast as triggers for the violence, but psychologist Dr. Pater Langman argues that the problems are larger and reside deep within the psyches of the shooters. This book is an analysis of the psychological causes of school shootings. Going beyond surface explanations, Langman shows how three distinct types of youths become school shooters: kids who are narcissistic and sadistic, kids who have hallucinations and delusions, and kids who have been abused and traumatized. He reveals why certain teens think of violence as a stepping-stone to status and power and carry out their murder sprees in schools. Eschewing simplistic labels, Langman builds complex psychological profiles of the perpetrators of major shootings--from the Arkansas shooting that inspired subsequent rampage attacks, to Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold at Columbine, to Seung Hui Cho and the massacre at Virginia Tech. Langman bases his analysis on nearly 20 years of therapeutic practice with troubled youth and offers insight into why certain teens exhibit the potential to kill. He identifies early signs of possible violence and suggests preventive measures that educators and parents can take to protect their communities
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Langman, Peter F
Dewey number
371.7/82
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Youth and violence
  • School violence
  • Violence in adolescence
  • Violence
  • School shootings
  • Juvenile homicide
  • Violence
  • Adolescent
  • Homicide
  • Mental Disorders
  • Psychotherapy
  • Students
  • Violence chez les jeunes
  • Violence dans les écoles
  • Violence chez l'adolescent
  • Violence
  • Meurtre multiple dans les écoles
  • Juvenile homicide
  • School shootings
  • School violence
  • Violence
  • Violence in adolescence
  • Youth and violence
  • United States
  • Amok
  • Schule
  • Gewalt
  • USA
  • Aggression hos ungdomar
  • Våld i skolan
  • Våld
  • Skolmassakrer
Label
Why kids kill : inside the minds of school shooters, Peter Langman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [211]-225) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
School shooters : beyond the sound bite -- "I am the law" : two psychopaths -- "A God of sadness" : a schizotypal youth -- "None of this is real" : four schizophrenics -- Traumatized shooters -- "Every man's nightmare" : three traumatized children -- Beyond the typology -- Kids caught in the nick of time -- What can be done to prevent school shootings
Control code
ocn240189360
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 231 pages
Isbn
9780230101487
Lccn
2008032597
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)240189360
Label
Why kids kill : inside the minds of school shooters, Peter Langman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [211]-225) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
School shooters : beyond the sound bite -- "I am the law" : two psychopaths -- "A God of sadness" : a schizotypal youth -- "None of this is real" : four schizophrenics -- Traumatized shooters -- "Every man's nightmare" : three traumatized children -- Beyond the typology -- Kids caught in the nick of time -- What can be done to prevent school shootings
Control code
ocn240189360
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 231 pages
Isbn
9780230101487
Lccn
2008032597
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)240189360

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