Children Who Kill Profiles of Pre-Teen and Teenage Killers

ISBN-10: 0749006935
ISBN-13: 9780749006938
Edition: 2004
Authors: Carol Anne Davis
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Book details

List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Allison & Busby, Limited
Publication date: 11/30/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 267
Size: 4.50" wide x 7.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Why would two young boys abduct, torture and kill a toddler? What makes a teenage girl plot with her classmates to kill her own father? Traditionally, society is used to regarding children as harmless - but for some the age of innocence is short-lived, messy and ultimately murderous. Some of the most notorious killings of the 20th century were committed by children, and it is not a new phenomenon. Mary Bell, Robert Thompson and Jon Venables are infamous for their crimes against other children, but many of the studies here will be less familiar to the reader and equally as offensive. Murdered by fire, poison, strangulation or gunshots, victims range from infants to old age pensioners. Children Who Kill is a comprehensive new study of juvenile homicide. Carol Anne Davis sets out to explore this disturbing subject using in-depth case studies of thirteen killers aged between ten and seventeen. Exclusive interviews with experts offer an invaluable insight into the psychology behind these atrocities and a hard-hitting look at the role of society in an area too shocking to ignore.

CAROL ANNE DAVIS was born in Dundee, moved to Edinburgh in her twenties and now lives in the south of England. She left school at fifteen and was everything from an artist's model to an editorial assistant before going to university. Her MA degree included criminology and was followed by a postgraduate diploma in Adult and Community Education. Now a full-time writer, she is the author of four crime novels and non-fiction books including Women Who Kill and Children Who Kill.

Acknowledgements
Preface
The Hurting: Jesse Pomeroy
Pale Shelter: William Allnutt
Substitute: Cheryl Pierson & Sean Pica
I Am, I Said: Peter Dinsdale (aka Bruce Lee)
Dare To Be Different: Luke Woodham
Waiting For A Girl Like You: Cindy Collier & Shirley Wolf
Save Me: Robert Thompson & Jon Venables
Can't Get It Out Of My Head: Rod Ferrell
Don't Cry Out Loud: Mary Bell
Under Pressure: Kip Kinkel
The Grass Won't Pay No Mind: Wendy Gardner & James Evans
Nobody's Child: Sean Sellers
Nineteenth Nervous Breakdown: Johnny Garrett
Senses Working Overtime: Recognised Typologies Of Children Who Kill
Cry MeA River: Further Classifications
Heard It Through The Grapevine: Children Who Kill Their Friends
Hungry Like The Wolf: Youthful Sex Killers
Born To Run: Children Who Kill Their Families
Alone Again, Naturally: Children Who Kill Again As Adults
Blame It On The Pony Express: The Scapegoats
Riders On The Storm: The Myth-Makers
She's So Cold: Telling It Like It Is
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