Kids Who Kill

Kids Who Kill

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by Charles Patrick Ewing
     
 

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- Brenda Spencer, 17 years old, opened fire on a crowded elementary schoolyard with a semi-automatic rifle because "Mondays always get me down."

- Timothy Dwaine Brown, 16 years old, beat his brother to death before killing his grandparents in cold blood.

- Molested repeatedly by her father, 16-year-old Cheryl Pierson hired a classmate to execute

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- Brenda Spencer, 17 years old, opened fire on a crowded elementary schoolyard with a semi-automatic rifle because "Mondays always get me down."

- Timothy Dwaine Brown, 16 years old, beat his brother to death before killing his grandparents in cold blood.

- Molested repeatedly by her father, 16-year-old Cheryl Pierson hired a classmate to execute him.

- Two Missouri brothers, ages four and six, attacked and brutally murdered a baby girl because "she was ugly."

There is a new breed of killers loose in America today — and its numbers are growing at an astounding rate. They are responsible for over ten percent of the nation's homicides. They are often victims themselves of neglect, violence and sexual abuse, of drugs and poverty. They murder alone or in groups — in anger and frustration, for attention . . . or for thrills. And they have one thing in common: they are all children.

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School Library Journal
YA-- Ewing provides some answers for a society reeling from the reality of this particularly distressing form of violence. Using excellent examples of documented cases, he states clearly the underlying causes of most teenage murder and presents the information in a readable style. Students searching for facts and perspectives on drug use, poverty, family violence, and crime would find this book an excellent resource. With its many applications, it has a place in high school libraries as well as on teachers' resource lists.-- Nancy Craig, R . E. Lee High School, Springfield, VA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780380715251
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
07/28/1992
Series:
Avon Book Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
875,974
Product dimensions:
4.18(w) x 6.75(h) x 0.60(d)

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