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Children Who Kill By Carol Anne Davis

Children Who Kill by Carol Anne Davis

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Thirteen in-depth case studies of juvenile homicide committed by children between the ages of ten and seventeen focusing on societal and psychological factors.

Children Who Kill Summary

Children Who Kill: Profiles of Pre-teen and Teenage Killers by Carol Anne Davis

Why do two young boys abduct, torture and kill a toddler? What makes a teenage girl plot with her classmates to kill her own father? Why does a child set fire to the homes of his classmates? We tend to think of children as innocents, incapable of murder but their crimes can be some of the most horrific and terrifying acts committed. In this new book Carol Anne Davis explores the actions and motivations of thirteen killers aged between ten and seventeen. Well known cases including those of Mary Bell, Robert Thompson and John Venables are examined alongside historical case studies and lesser known crimes. Children Who Kill is an intelligent and moving account of the dark and troubled childhoods that lead to murder.

Children Who Kill Reviews

"Davis has a serious agenda. Her aim is to show that, without exception, these children suffered lives of appalling mental and physical cruelty, and that in most cases, this, and this alone, was what most likely led them to kill. The crimes these children committed are at least matched, if not overshadowed, by the things that were done to them by their parents and carers." -- London Times Educational Supplement

About Carol Anne Davis

Carol Anne Davis was born in Dundee, moved to Edinburgh in her twenties and now lives in the south of England. She left school at fifteen and was everything from an artist's model to an editorial assistant before going to university. Her MA degree included criminology and was followed by a postgraduate diploma in Adult and Community Education. She has been a full time writer since graduating and is the author of three crime novels, Shrouded, Safe as Houses and most recently Noise Abatement.

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Children Who Kill: Profiles of Pre-teen and Teenage Killers by Carol Anne Davis
Used - Very Good
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