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Savage Spawn: Reflections on Violent Children (Library of Contemporary Thought)

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This thought-provoking and timely book from a #1 New York Times bestselling novelist and noted child psychologist reveals the factors that often lead to explosive and shocking juvenile violence.

“Ethically and morally, kids are works in progress. Throw in psychopathy and you’ve got a soul that will never be complete.”

In this powerful, disturbing book, bestselling author and noted child psychologist Jonathan Kellerman shines a penetrating light on antisocial youth—kids who kill without remorse—asserting that “psychopathic tendencies begin very early in life, as young as three, and they endure.” Criticizing our quick impulse to blame violent movies or a “morally bankrupt” society, Kellerman convinces us that it is the kids themselves who need to be examined. Carefully.

How do children become cold-blooded killers? Kellerman warns that today’s aggressive bully is tomorrow’s Mafia don, cult leader, or genocidal dictator. Violently psychopathic youths possess an overriding need for power, control, and stimulation, and all display a complete lack of regard for the humanity of others. He examines the origins of psychopathy and the ever-shifting debate between nurture and nature, offering some controversial solutions to dealing with homicidal tendencies in children.

As timely as today’s headlines, more gripping than fiction, Savage Spawn is a provocative look at the links between society and biology, children and violence. Kellerman’s sobering message will remain with you long after the last page is turned.

Synopsis:

discusses the legal and psychological ramifications of treating such children as adult criminals. He explores the "nature v. nurture" theory and tackles, with surprising results, the popular idea that violence in the media is to blame. Kellerman then offers his own unique viewpoint on what can be done.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 121-127) and index.

About the Author

Trained as a child clinical psychologist, Jonathan Kellerman was founding director of the Psychosocial Program, Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, and is currently clinical professor of pediatrics at the University of Southern California School of Medicine and clinical professor of psychology at USC's College of Arts and Sciences. He is the author of three volumes on psychology, two books for children, and fourteen consecutive bestselling novels.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780345429391
Author:
Kellerman, Jonathan
Publisher:
Ballantine Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Non-Classifiable
Subject:
Murder
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Criminology
Subject:
Child Psychology
Subject:
Behavior disorders in children
Subject:
Child psychopathology
Subject:
Violence in children
Subject:
Children and violence
Subject:
Conduct disorders in children.
Subject:
Conduct disorders in children -- United States.
Subject:
Developmental - Child
Subject:
Psychotherapy - Child & Adolescent
Subject:
Murder - General
Subject:
Children and violence -- United States.
Subject:
Crime - True Crime
Subject:
psychology;non-fiction;children;crime;violence;sociology
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Library of Contemporary Thought
Publication Date:
19990531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
8 x 5.11 x 0.3 in 0.25 lb

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