School Shooters: Understanding High School, College, And Adult Perpetrators by Peter LangmanSchool Shooters: Understanding High School, College, And Adult Perpetrators by Peter Langman

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

byPeter Langman

Paperback | May 25, 2017

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School shootings scare everyone, even those not immediately affected. They make national and international news. They make parents afraid to send their children off to school. But they also lead to generalizations about those who perpetrate them. Most assumptions about the perpetrators are wrong and many of the warning signs are missed until it's too late. Here, Peter Langman takes a look at 48 national and international cases of school shootings in order to dispel the myths, explore the motives, and expose the realities of preventing school shootings from happening in the future, including identifying at risk individuals and helping them to seek help before it's too late.
Peter Langman is a psychologist whose work on school shooters has received international recognition. His previous book, Why Kids Kill: Inside the Minds of School Shooters, was named a Choice Outstanding Academic Title and was translated into German, Dutch, and Finnish. Langman's research has been cited in congressional testimony on Ca...
Title:School Shooters: Understanding High School, College, And Adult PerpetratorsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:298 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.86 inPublished:May 25, 2017Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield PublishersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1538106930

ISBN - 13:9781538106938


Table of Contents

AcknowledgmentsOther Works by AuthorIntroductionChapter 1: Laying the FoundationSecondary School ShootersChapter 2: Psychopathic Secondary School ShootersChapter 3: Psychotic Secondary School ShootersChapter 4: Traumatized Secondary School ShootersCollege ShootersChapter 5: College Shooters: Targeted AttacksChapter 6: College Shooters: Random and Ambiguous AttacksAberrant Adult ShootersChapter 7: Aberrant Adult ShootersPatterns and PreventionChapter 8: Patterns in the Lives of School ShootersChapter 9: Preventing School Shootings: Threat Assessment and Warning SignsChapter 10: Key FindingsBibliography

Editorial Reviews

School Shooters  is a captivating read that reaches beyond the headlines and media coverage to reveal the larger context of the narrative exploring the factors that may have contributed to the attack. The quotes from the attackers at the beginning of each case narrative bring the reader closer to understanding the mind of the killer. Peter Langman truly grapples with events from Columbine to Sandy Hook and his passion, dedication to detail, and ability to draw together complex thoughts in his typology of psychopathic, psychotic, and traumatized school shooters provides a wealth of information. Langman leaves no stone unturned and no narrative unexplored as he lays out for his reader a well-reasoned and meticulously researched book that helps us all better understand what drives some to commit these horrific attacks.  Work like Peter Langman's is key, because understanding past attacks is essential to the prevention of future attacks.