WHEN GOOD KIDS KILL

Author: Kelleher (Michael D.)
Year: 1998
Publisher: Praeger
First Edition
Edition Details: 1st US edn.
Book Condition: F/F
ISBN: 9780275964108
Price: 20.00
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Hardback. The incidence of violent crime committed by teenagers has escalated. This is the first book to focus exclusively on homicides committed by previously nonviolent teens, exploring many of the prominent criminal cases covered by the media. The author states that some of the most atrocious murders are, in fact, committed by "good kids" who have never given a prior indication of violence. Although individual killings are hard to predict, the author points out that many of these young killers share similar backgrounds and experiences, and often exhibit warning signs before erupting into violence. By recognising these warnings and understanding patterns of experience that can motivate these tragic crimes, the author believes that parents, counsellors, and education and law enforcement professionals can begin to address the challenge of increasing teenage violence, and ensure a less violent society for our children. Featuring amongst others : Kristi Ann Koslow, Edward O'Brien, Melissa Drexler and Jerry Strohmeyer, Luke Woodham, Daphne Abdela. Illus., Appendix, Selected Bibliog. and Index. 180pp. 8vo. h/back. From the library of true-crime writer, Wilfred Gregg, with his personal b/plate. F. in F. dw.

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