School Shooters: Understanding High School, College, and Adult Perpetrators

They make parents afraid to send their children off to school. Most assumptions about the perpetrators are wrong and many of the warning signs are missed until it’s too late. Here, and expose the realities of preventing school shootings from happening in the future, explore the motives, Peter Langman takes a look at 48 national and international cases of school shootings in order to dispel the myths, including identifying at risk individuals and helping them to seek help before it’s too late.

They make national and international news. But they also lead to generalizations about those who perpetrate them. School shootings scare everyone, even those not immediately affected.

Why Kids Kill: Inside the Minds of School Shooters

He shows how to identify early signs of possible violence and offers preventative measures that parents and educators can take to protect their communities. Palgrave MacMillan. Peter langman presents the psychological causes of school shootings and offers unprecedented insight into why certain teens exhibit the potential to kill.

Despite massive media coverage, we know little about what drives young perpetrators or how they rationalize their acts. In this breakthrough analysis, Dr. In the horrific aftermath of school shootings, distraught communities struggle to make sense of these seemingly senseless acts.

Rampage: The Social Roots of School Shootings

Over the last decades, teachers, school shootings have decimated communities and terrified parents, and children in even the most family friendly American towns and suburbs. We talk about these tragedies as the spontaneous acts of disconnected teens, but this important book argues that the roots of violence are deeply entwined in the communities themselves.

Drawing on more than 200 interviews with town residents, in Jonesboro, Arkansas, sociologist Katherine Newman and her co-authors take the reader inside two of the most notorious school shootings of the 1990s, and Paducah, Kentucky. A distinguished sociologist reveals the warning signs of a school shooter--and why we so often miss themParkland.

In a powerful and original analysis, she demonstrates that the organizational structure of schools encourage administrators to "lose" information about troubled kids, and the very closeness of these small rural towns restrained neighbors and friends from communicating what they knew about their problems.

Rampage challenges the "loner theory" of school violence and shows why so many adults and students miss the warning signs that could prevent it. Columbine. The list of school shootings gets longer by the day, and it often seems like no school is safe. Sandy Hook. Palgrave MacMillan.


As we reel from the latest horror. So begins a new epilogue, illustrating how Columbine became the template for nearly two decades of "spectacle murders. It is a false script, seized upon by a generation of new killers. Dave cullen was one of the first reporters on scene, and spent ten years on this book -- widely recognized as the definitive account.

. In this new york times bestselling work, cullen paints raw portraits of two polar opposite killers, who stand in stark contrast against the flashes of resilience and redemption among the survivors of the Columbine massacre. Includes reading group guide* Palgrave MacMillan. A masterpiece of reportage, this is the definitive account of the Columbine massacre, its aftermath, and its significance, from the acclaimed journalist who followed the story from the outset.

The tragedies keep coming. With a keen investigative eye and psychological acumen, insights from the world's leading forensic psychologists, Cullen draws on mountains of evidence, and the killers' own words and drawings -- several reproduced in a new appendix for the paperback. It wasn't about jocks, goths, or the Trench Coat Mafia.

Great product! In the wake of parkland, charleston, newtown, and Virginia Tech, Aurora, the imperative to understand the crime that sparked this plague grows more urgent every year. What really happened april 20, 1999? the horror of Columbine left an indelible stamp on the American psyche, but most of what we "know" is wrong.

The School Shooter: A Threat Assessment Perspective

Understanding violence after it has occurred is difficult enough. Its fundamental building blocks are the threat assessment standards outlined in Chapter II, written, and symbolic threat, which provide a framework for evaluating a spoken, and the four-pronged assessment approach, which will be described in Chapter III and provides a logical, methodical process to examine the threatener and assess the risk that the threat will be carried out.

This model is not a "profile" of the school shooter or a checklist of danger signs pointing to the next adolescent who will bring lethal violence to a school. This model is offered in the hope that it may help refine and strengthen those efforts. This monograph presents a systematic procedure for threat assessment and intervention.

Although the risk of an actual shooting incident in any one school is very low, threats of violence are potentially a problem in any school. The roots of a violent act are multiple, intricate, and intertwined. Why would a student bring a weapon to school and without any explicable reason open fire on fellow students and teachers? Are school shooters angry? Are they crazy? Is their motive revenge? Hatred for the victims? A hunger for attention? The origins of human violence are complex.

Trying to assess a threat and keep it from being carried out is even more of a challenge. The mix of factors varies according to the individual and the circumstances. Palgrave MacMillan.

A Mother's Reckoning: Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy

In the hope that the insights and understanding she has gained may help other families recognize when a child is in distress, the videos and writings that Dylan left behind, drawing upon her personal journals, she tells her story in full, and on countless interviews with mental health experts. Over the course of minutes, they would kill twelve students and a teacher and wound twenty-four others before taking their own lives.

Filled with hard-won wisdom and compassion,  A Mother’s Reckoning is a powerful and haunting book that sheds light on one of the most pressing issues of our time. How could her child, had she not known something was wrong? were there subtle signs she had missed? What, if anything, the promising young man she had loved and raised, be responsible for such horror? And how, as his mother, could she have done differently?   These are questions that Klebold has grappled with every day since the Columbine tragedy.

The acclaimed new york times bestseller by Sue Klebold, mother of one of the Columbine shooters, about living in the aftermath of Columbine. On april 20, 1999, eric harris and dylan Klebold walked into Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado. In a mother’s reckoning, she chronicles with unflinching honesty her journey as a mother trying to come to terms with the incomprehensible.

And with fresh wounds from the Newtown and Charleston shootings, never has the need for understanding been more urgent. Great product! .

Newtown: An American Tragedy

Here is the definitive journalistic account of newtown, an essential examination of the facts—not only of that horrific day but the perfect storm of mental instability and obsession that preceded it and, in the aftermath of unspeakable heartbreak, the controversy that continues to play out on the national stage.

. A shooter named Adam Lanza. Broadway Books. Gallery Books. And we remember the questions: outraged conjecture instantly monopolized the worldwide response to the tragedy—while the truth went missing. Great product! We remember the names: teachers like Victoria Soto, who lost her life protecting her students.

Palgrave MacMillan. A journalist for the daily news New York offers a “meticulous account of the Newtown massacre and its aftermath. It’s been a year, and this harrowing book might be a reminder that the debate needs reviving” Kirkus Reviews. The world mourned the devastating shooting at Sandy Hook elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, on December 14, 2012.

Drawn from previously undisclosed emails, police reports, and in-depth interviews, Newtown: An American Tragedy breaks through a miasma of misinformation to present the comprehensive story that must be told—today—if we are to prevent another American tragedy in the days to come. We remember the numbers: twenty children and six adults, murdered in a place of nurture and trust.


Mass Shootings: Media, Myths, and Realities Crime, Media, and Popular Culture

Broadway Books. This book provides readers and researchers with a critical examination of mass shootings as told by the media, offering research-based, factual answers to oft-asked questions and investigating common myths about these tragic events. Tackles common misconceptions about mass shootings perpetrated by and through the media and provides information that grounds the realities of such events in empirical evidence• Explores the history of mass shootings, including their international reach, both before and after the infamous 1999 Columbine High School event and shootings that occurred in and out of schools• Addresses common myths associated with mass shooting events by the media, the potential warning signs, such as how often and where they occur and the absence of any warning signs• Helps readers understand the realities of these events, and how evidence associated with the events can provide clues into why they occurred Palgrave MacMillan.

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Parkland: Birth of a Movement

Great product! A new york times bestselleron the first anniversary of the events at parkland, new york times bestselling author of Columbine offers an intimate, the acclaimed, deeply moving account of the extraordinary teenage survivors who became activists and pushed back against the NRA and feckless Congressional leaders—inspiring millions of Americans to join their grassroots #neveragain movement.

Nineteen years ago, dave cullen was among the first to arrive at Columbine High, even before most of the SWAT teams went in. Refusing to allow adults and the media to shape their story, these remarkable adolescents took control, using their grief as a catalyst for change, transforming tragedy into a movement of astonishing hope that has galvanized a nation.

Cullen unfolds the story of Parkland through the voices of key participants whose diverse personalities and outlooks comprise every facet of the movement. Gallery Books. While writing his acclaimed account of the tragedy, he suffered two bouts of secondary PTSD. He covered all the later tragedies from a distance, working with a cadre of experts cultivated from academia and the FBI, but swore he would never return to the scene of a ghastly crime.

But in march 2018, cullen went to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School because something radically different was happening. As it celebrates the passion of these astonishing students who are making history, this spellbinding book is an inspiring call to action for lasting change.

Assassination Generation: Video Games, Aggression, and the Psychology of Killing

Parkland: birth of a movement Hardcover - February 12, 2019. Littleton, twelve other students, 1999: two high school seniors kill a teacher, Colorado, and then themselves. Utoya, norway, 2011: a political extremist shoots and kills sixty-nine participants in a youth summer camp. Dave grossman, police, who in his perennial bestseller on killingrevealed that most of us are not "natural born killers" - and who has spent decades training soldiers, and others who keep us secure to overcome the intrinsic human resistance to harming others and to use firearms responsibly when necessary - turns a laser focus on the threat posed to our society by violent video games.

Drawing on crime statistics, and scientific studies of the teenage brain, cutting-edge social research, Col. Gallery Books. The author of the 400, 000-copy bestseller On Killing reveals how violent video games have ushered in a new era of mass homicide--and what we must do about it. Paducah, kentucky, 1997: a 14-year-old boy shoots eight students in a prayer circle at his school.

Broadway Books. His book will become the focus of a new national conversation about video games and the epidemic of mass murders that they have unleashed. Great product! Col.

Suicide in Schools: A Practitioner's Guide to Multi-level Prevention, Assessment, Intervention, and Postvention School-Based Practice in Action

Great product! Parkland: birth of a movement Hardcover - February 12, 2019. The authors include detailed case examples, innovative approaches for professional practice, school staff, usable handouts, and internet resources on the best practice approaches to effectively work with youth who are experiencing a suicidal crisis as well as those students, families, and community members who have suffered the loss of a loved one to suicide.

Gallery Books. Suicide in schools provides school-based professionals with practical, easy-to-use guidance on developing and implementing effective suicide prevention, assessment, intervention and postvention strategies. Palgrave MacMillan. Broadway Books. Routledge. Readers will come away from this book with clear, how to identify those who might be at risk, step-by-step guidelines on how to work proactively with school personnel and community professionals, and how to support survivors after a traumatic event--all in a practical, think about suicide prevention from a three-tiered systems approach, user-friendly format geared especially for the needs of school-based professionals.

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