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NCJ Number: 40135 Find in a Library
Title: DEADLY INNOCENTS - PORTRAITS OF CHILDREN WHO KILL
Author(s): M GARDINER
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 215
Sponsoring Agency: Basic Books
New York, NY 10022
Sale Source: Basic Books
10 East 53rd Street
New York, NY 10022
United States of America
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS BOOK IS A COMPILATION OF 8 ACTUAL CASE STUDIES OF CHILDREN OR ADOLESCENTS WHO HAVE KILLED OR ATTEMPTED TO KILL.
Abstract: THE AUTHOR'S MAIN CONCERNS ARE THE PSYCHOLOGICAL CIRCUMSTANCES AND SOCIAL AND FAMILY CONDITIONS LEADING TO HOMICIDE, THE TREATMENT OF THE YOUNG OFFENDERS WHILE IN PRISON, AND THE REACTION OF SOCIETY AFTER THEY HAVE BEEN RELEASED. A PSYCHIATRIC CONSULTANT IN VARIOUS PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEMS FOR 20 YEARS, THE AUTHOR DISTINGUISHES THE HOMICIDES INTO 2 CATEGORIES: INTRA-FAMILY, UNPREMEDITATED CRIMES OF PASSION; AND THOSE HOMICIDES OF STRANGERS OR DISTANT ACQUAINTANCES PROMPTED BY PECUNIARY OR OTHER MOTIVES. THESE PORTRAITS CONTAIN NO STATISTICS OR BROAD ANALYSIS, AND NO ATTEMPT IS MADE TO PRESENT A SCIENTIFIC CROSS-SAMPLE....MSP
Index Term(s): Case studies; Family offenses; Home environment; Homicide; Homicide causes; Juvenile murderers; Mentally ill offenders; Personality assessment
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