By Phil Chalmers

ISBN-10: 1418575658

ISBN-13: 9781418575656

Peer into the minds of adlescent killers like Pearl, Mississippi college shooterLuke Woodham with researcher Phil Chalmers as your consultant to appreciate the causes in the back of, and probably prevent, their frightening violence.

Luke Woodham, a pudgy 16–year–old, awakened at some point, slit his mother's throat, after which drove to college, the place he shot nine humans, together with his female friend. Why? In Inside the brain of a teenager Killer, Chalmers, who has been interviewing youngster murderers and serial killers for over a decade, recounts Woodham's gripping and frightening tale, plumbing his factors, and peering into the killer's brain. Chalmers additionally weaves into the narrative his reasearch approximately youngster tradition, together with comparisons with different teenager killers, to investigate the nerve-racking ascent of youth violence and supply ways in which we, as contributors, leaders, and groups, will help defuse this alarming trend.

Inside the brain of an adolescent Killer isa fruits of Phil Chalmers' fifteen–year study...

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When Craig showed up at the homes, he was surprised to find his victims there and believed he had no other option than to kill them. The Providence Journal reported Craig’s description of what he had experienced when he plunged the weapon into his first victim: “Panic gave way to anger, and anger gave way to a blinding fury. Some people say it, but I’ve actually seen it: I could actually see the color red cloud my vision . . ” At his trial, Craig showed little remorse and was convicted of all four homicides.

I asked the same questions as everyone: What were they thinking? Why did they choose murder as a solution? What led to their crimes? Could we have stopped them if we had reached them in time? As I watched news reports flash commentary after commentary from so-called “experts,” I became disheartened and dissatisfied, since they could not provide any reasonable answers or glimpses of hope. I decided that one day I would intensely study this problem and report my findings to educate our nation. When I began my research of teen murder, I quickly realized that if I were to truly determine why young people were violently ending innocent lives, I needed to speak directly to them.

Soon afterward, both teenagers confessed to the crime and were arrested. They were charged with first degree murder and convicted of manslaughter. THE THRILL KILLER This criminal kills simply to experience the sheer excitement of the act and to see if he or she can get away with it. ” Both boys were very intelligent, loved the outdoors, and didn’t use drugs. They developed an intense and overwhelming urge to kill and began looking for the perfect victim. On ABC’s television show Prime Time Live, James said, “We were gonna be sort of bad a—es, you know .

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