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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
220.127.116.11Paranoid Personality Traits. 7
18.104.22.168Antisocial Personality Traits. 7
22.214.171.124Narcissistic Personality Traits. 8
126.96.36.199Sadistic 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
188.8.131.52Avoidant Personality Traits. 9
184.108.40.206Schizotypical Personality Traits. 9
220.127.116.11dependent Personality Traits. 10
18.104.22.168Dylan's Reasons for Suicide and Homicide. 10
22.214.171.124Dylan and Charles Manson. 10
126.96.36.199A Schizotypical Shooter. 10
4.2 4. chapter "None of This Is Real": Four Schizophrenics. 10
In the first chapter Langman writes about what he wants to tell us with the book. It's not about hard facts like what type of gun was used or how many people died. Rather it's about the mind of the school shooters. The questions are: Why did they do it? What were they thinking?
We learn that it's important to differentiate between rampages (often committed by adults) that randomly involve schools, personal quarrels at school that were "solved" with a gun and real rampages by students against other students and teachers. The book is only about the last named cases.