Ceremonial Violence : A Psychological Explanation of School Shootings

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-09-04
  • Publisher: Penguin Group USA
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"The product of over five years of research, Ceremonial Violence analyzes the events leading up to, and comprising some of the most chilling school rampage shooting in recent years and their aftermath. Despite being subjected to obsessive coverage by the media, this is the first time these cases have been examined in a way that truly illuminates the tragic phenomenon of school rampage shootings and its causes for laymen."--BOOK JACKET.

Author Biography

Jonathan Fast is a professor of social work at Yeshiva.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 9
An Overviewp. 21
Brenda Spencer (Malignant Narcissism)p. 65
Wayne Lo (Identity Confusion)p. 83
Evan Ramsey (Childhood Abuse)p. 111
Luke Woodham (Socialization into Extreme Violence)p. 138
Eric Harris & Dylan Klebold: Events Leading Up to the Shooting (Stigma and Stress)p. 172
Eric Harris & Dylan Klebold: The Shooting and the Aftermath (Grieving after an SR Shooting)p. 207
Reducing the Incidence of SR Shootings and School Violencep. 236
Referencesp. 252
Bibliographyp. 277
Indexp. 328
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