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Summary of Peter Langmans "WHY KIDS KILL: INSIDE THE MIND OF SCHOOL SHOOTERS"
In this text I want to sum up the contents of the book. I added additional information about disorders etc. from Wikipedia if necessary. As this is not an official text for school to be graded, quotes from Wikipedia and the book are not marked as such.
1 Preface. 2
2 1. chapter School Shooters Beyond The Sound Bite. 3
2.1 Grasping for Answers. 3
2.2 The Shooters. 4
3 Psychopathic Shooters. 5
3.1 2. chapter "I Am The Law" Two Psychopaths. 5
3.1.1 One Plus One Equals a Million. 5
3.1.2 Aspiring to Godhood. 6
184.108.40.206Paranoid Personality Traits. 7
220.127.116.11Antisocial Personality Traits. 7
18.104.22.168Narcissistic Personality Traits. 8
22.214.171.124Sadistic Personality Traits. 8
3.2 Psychopathic Shooters. 8
4 Psychotic Shooters. 8
4.1 3. chapter "A God of Sadness": A Schizotypical Youth. 8
4.1.1 An Enigmatic Killer. 9
126.96.36.199Avoidant Personality Traits. 9
188.8.131.52Schizotypical Personality Traits. 9
184.108.40.206dependent Personality Traits. 10
220.127.116.11Dylan's Reasons for Suicide and Homicide. 10
18.104.22.168Dylan and Charles Manson. 10
22.214.171.124A Schizotypical Shooter. 10
4.2 4. chapter "None of This Is Real": Four Schizophrenics. 10
4.2.1 "I think I' an Alien". 10
4.2.2 "I died Four Years Ago". 11
4.2.3 "God Damn These VOICES inside My Head!". 12
4.2.4 "Thanks to You, I die like Jesus". 12
4.2 Psychotic Shooters. 13
5 Traumatized Shooters. 13
5.1 "Every Man's Nightmare": Three Traumatized Children. 13
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2.1 Grasping for Answers
After a recent school shooting the media shows great interest in the homicide. Franticly they search for reasons and find them in form of violent video games, the easy accessibility of guns, the impact of bullying or side effects from psychiatric medications the reason for school shootings. After some lively discussions about those topics the interest disappears.
Very often the public doesn't get much information about the school shooters themselves.
The easy availability of guns has been proven not to be a very important factor. There are communities where every teenager owns a gun, still school shootings in those areas are not more common than elsewhere.
The case against psychiatric medication often is exaggerated beyond the available evidence. Most school shooters have not taken their medication for a long time before their shootings. Something else to consider is that teenagers who want to go on a rampage are often depressed. That's why they take medication. Calling medication the reason for school shootings is like saying that people have cancer because of their cancer medication. 99% of cancer medication users have cancer! It's jsut a wrong cause & reason thought.
Another factor is detachment from school and social life. Most school shooters had average to above average students. Most of them had stable social circles. They kept up their normal habits until the day of the shooting. Only 1 of the 10 shooters in the book was a "loner". Still, most of them fel.....[read full text]