• Title: School Shooters: How to Recognize Schoolroom and Campus Killers Before They Attack
  • Author: Peter Langman
  • ISBN: 9781442233560
  • Page: 269
  • Format: Hardcover
  • School Shooters How to Recognize Schoolroom and Campus Killers Before They Attack School shootings scare everyone even those not immediately affected They make national news They make us all afraid to send our children off to school But they also make us generalize about those who
    School shootings scare everyone, even those not immediately affected They make national news They make us all afraid to send our children off to school But they also make us generalize about those who perpetrate them Mostly we are wrong about who they are, and fail to recognize many of the warning signs before it s too late Here, Peter Langman takes a look at 46 natioSchool shootings scare everyone, even those not immediately affected They make national news They make us all afraid to send our children off to school But they also make us generalize about those who perpetrate them Mostly we are wrong about who they are, and fail to recognize many of the warning signs before it s too late Here, Peter Langman takes a look at 46 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.

    One Reply to “School Shooters: How to Recognize Schoolroom and Campus Killers Before They Attack”

    1. 4.0/5 starsInteresting insight into the backgrounds of 48 school shooters from around the world in an attempt to find answers for the atrocities they committed.

    2. I work in a school and I know the chances of something like a school shooting happening to me are remote, but it is still a topic that worries me. I thought that this book did a great job of showing how many of the shooters lived in difficult situations and experienced abuse and neglect as well as the results of poverty. Some of them are psychotic (as in, out of touch with reality), and some are essentially narcissists or what we might call sociopaths who don't experience empathy. Seeing that th [...]

    3. This book deals with more school shooters than Kids Who Kill. In each case, the author gives whatever information there is about the background and family of the shooter and the details of the shooting to classify the type of shooter. Dr. Langman divides the shooter into three catagories; psychopathic, psychotic and traumatized. In some cases, especially where there has been abuse, trauma, and a chaotic background the shooter will have a different mental state than a person who is psychotic or s [...]

    4. literary-lion.tumblr/Langman examines 48 different perpetrators and analyzes their mental state as well as the events and actions leading up to their attack. While comparing and contrasting different attackers Langman also offers insight on how such attacks could be prevented.Langman covers a large number of shooters in order to have a large and diverse sample to work with. It does feel as though this forces him to avoid giving any case too much depth. There are cases that have much less informa [...]

    5. The author of this book has done extensive research into school shooters. He presents short profiles of a large sample of school shooters, and places the shooters into different categories to discover patterns, contributing factors, and warning signs. At times, I felt that the author was forcing some of shooters into his theories, or possibly leaving out relevant information that would take away from his theories, though the author was very open about his limitations. As noted in other reviews, [...]

    6. Showed the book to a neighbor and he asked about shooter weapons choice and the book doesn't really cover that in depth.

    7. Great read! Well , worth the long library wait. Written in a very scholarly way, but also very easy to follow. Langman is insightful as always.

    8. Analysis on the shooters the book covers is good but the conclusions in the end are based on a small population size. A good beginner's book for baseline knowledge but it should not be your only book if your profession requires an in-depth understanding of school shooters.

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