Why Kids Kill

Inside the Minds of School Shooters
Narrated by: Matthew Josdal
Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
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Publisher's Summary

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.  

Contains mature themes.

©2009 Peter Langman, PhD (P)2018 Tantor

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the reading was monotone

reading was monotone so it was hard to be engaged. I wish he had talked more about the trauma type, because for the other two type he was clearer about the difference for the motivations to go on rampage to the school.

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