When Kids Kill

Children's innate cruelty does not usually extend to murder. Those who have, for whatever reason, killed other human beings before the age of eighteen (which seems to be a reasonable cut-off point between childhood and early adulthood), ...

When Kids Kill

Jonathan Paul goes behind the sensationalist headlines of 'child killers' to investigate why these crimes happen. He examines child homicide in today's violent, confusing world and contextualises it against the cruel unforgiving retribution of yesterday. Children are increasingly experimenting with drugs and committing offences, but there are those who commit the worst possible crimes: to end another person's life before their own could properly have begun. The cases are shocking but sometimes the path towards them is even more so. This is a fascinating exploration of disturbing events aimed at discovering what happens when childhood is trodden underfoot, and when and why kids kill.

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When Kids Kill
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: Jonathan Paul
Categories: True Crime
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-10-31 - Publisher: Random House

Jonathan Paul goes behind the sensationalist headlines of 'child killers' to investigate why these crimes happen. He examines child homicide in today's violent, confusing world and contextualises it against the cruel unforgiving retribution of yesterday. Children are increasingly experimenting with drugs and committing offences, but there are those who commit
When Children Kill Children
Language: en
Pages: 352
Authors: David A. Green
Categories: Law
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-01-19 - Publisher: OUP Oxford

This title examines the role of political culture and penal populism in the response to the emotive subject of child-on-child homicide. Green explores the reasons underlying the vastly differing responses of the English and Norwegian criminal justice systems to the cases of James Bulger and Silje Redergard respectively. Whereas James
Why Kids Kill
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Peter Langman, PhD
Categories: Psychology
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-01-06 - Publisher: Macmillan

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
Why Kids Kill Parents
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Kathleen M. Heide
Categories: Family & Relationships
Type: BOOK - Published: 1994-09-30 - Publisher: SAGE

A tragic portrait of adolescents who kill their parents is revealed in this volume: these young people almost always kill out of desperation as they are almost always victims of severe child abuse, neglect and dysfunctional parenting. Drawing upon her experience as a clinician, expert witness and scholar, the author
Why Kids Kill Parents
Language: en
Pages: 197
Authors: Kathleen M. Heide, Professor of Criminology Kathleen M Heide
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 1992 - Publisher:

Young people almost always kill out of desperation, and they are almost always the victims of severe child abuse, neglect and dysfunctional parenting. This book examines the interconnected problems that create the conditions for parricide, including : sexual, physical and/or verbal abuse of the child; escalating violence in the family;