|Author||: Peter Langman, PhD|
|Total Pages||: 256|
|Rating||: 4/5 (282 Downloads)|
Download or read book Why Kids Kill written by Peter Langman, PhD and published by Macmillan. This book was released on 2009-01-06 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.