"Children Who Kill," by Carol Ann Davis, is a comprehensive new study of juvenile homicide. The author sets out to explore this subject using in-depth case studies of 13 children aged between 10 and 17. Exclusive interviews with experts offer insight behind their actions, and a look at the role of society in an area too shocking to ignore." -- Grand Forks, ND The Herald
From the Author
There are seventeen profiles in this book encompassed in thirteen chapters as some of the children killed in pairs. There are additional chapters on Children Who Kill Their Families, Children Who Kill Their Friends, Youthful Sex Killers, etc, which include numerous case studies of juvenile homicide.
Children learn by example - so the sexually abused boys who feature in this book sometimes went on to sexually abuse even younger boys. Similarly, a boy who was whipped went on to flagellate his victims and a girl who was semi-strangled copied this and strangled both her victims to death.
Some first class interviewees contribute to Children Who Kill. Claire Rayner spoke to me about the dangers of offering violence to children whilst Don Hale told of his struggle to get a wrongly-convicted child set free. And Detective Chief Superintendent Sagar explained the multiply-abused background of Britain's youngest serial killer, a boy who claimed twenty six lives.
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