Comprehending Columbine

Comprehending Columbine

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by Ralph W. Larkin
     
 

ISBN-10: 1592134912

ISBN-13: 9781592134915

Pub. Date: 01/28/2007

Publisher: Temple University Press

Although there have been other books written about the Columbine tragedy, this is the first serious, impartial investigation into the cultural, environmental, and psychological causes of the massacre. Based on first-hand interviews and a thorough reading of the relevant literature, Ralph Larkin examines the numerous factors that led the two young men to plan and carry…  See more details below

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Although there have been other books written about the Columbine tragedy, this is the first serious, impartial investigation into the cultural, environmental, and psychological causes of the massacre. Based on first-hand interviews and a thorough reading of the relevant literature, Ralph Larkin examines the numerous factors that led the two young men to plan and carry out their deed. Rather than simply looking at Columbine as a crucible for all school violence, Larkin places the tragedy in its proper context, and in doing so, examines its causes and meaning.

About the Author:
Ralph W. Larkin, Ph.D. is owner of Academic Research Consulting Service and a Senior Research Associate, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781592134915
Publisher:
Temple University Press
Publication date:
01/28/2007
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
1,244,072
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents


Armageddon (Well, Almost)     1
God's Country     17
Cultural Wars at Columbine     39
The Peer Structure of Columbine High     62
The Other Columbine     82
Eric and Dylan     122
From Oklahoma City to Columbine     155
Dead Celebrities     175
Give Peace a Chance     196
Methodological Appendix     231
Notes     237
References     241
Index     249

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Comprehending Columbine 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous 9 months ago
Disappointing book. Repeats all the journalistic myths discredited elsewhere.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not at all what i thought it was. I wanted to read a story of survivors. First hand accounts. This is very boring!
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