Jack and Jill, why They Killby James E. E. Shaw, Peter Orullian
Why are we losing a classroom of children (26) every other day to acts of homicide? Why are many children exploding in rage and "sharing" their pain by shooting their parents and dashing to school to open fire upon crowds of unsuspecting classmates? Why are schools in even remote and affluent communities experiencing the type of shooting tragedies that were once thought to occur only on urban, inner city campuses? And most importantly, what can parents and teachers do to restore peace and sanity to our homes and schools?
Jack and Jill, Why They Kill: Saving Our Children, Saving Ourselves provides the answers to these questions. Dr. James E. Shaw spent four years interviewing more than one hundred children incarcerated in state youth prisons for committing murder and homicide. He uses thirteen of those tragic stories to explain, in the offenders' own voices, why children -- of every color, ethnicity, and social background -- can and do kill. The themes in these 13 case studies are cross-woven against the lives of some of the "new wave" killers at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado, and Thurston High School in Springfield, Oregon. It is a book that explores what school safety really means and how to achieve it. It is an examination into safe, effective, and successful parenting, and candidly tells parents, among other things, how to raise a violence-free child.
Adolescentcide is the author's coinage to define the phenomenon of children killing children. He gives parents advice, practical strategies and, most of all, hope that adolescentcide can be reduced and eliminated. The life histories of the incarcerated children Shaw interviewed provide numerous proven strategies and abundant parenting tips. Jack & Jill is a significant step forward in what may become the most important national recovery effort we ever undertake -- the saving of our own children.
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