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Author Fast, Jonathan, active 1978-

Title Ceremonial violence : a psychological explanation of school shootings / Jonathan Fast.

Imprint Woodstock, N.Y. : Overlook Press, 2008.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    371.782 FAS    Available
 PAS La Pintoresca Branch Non-Fiction    371.782 FAS    Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description 333 p. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Ceremonial Violence analyzes the Columbine high school shooting and four other cases and explains for the first time why teenagers commit school rampage shootings. In additon to these cases, Fast provides a detailed, clear narrative of the Columbine shootings. With his grasp of the elements of abnormal psychology, developmental psychology, sociology, and neurology that contribute to the homicidal mindset, Fast offers us a means of understanding and coming to terms with these tragedies.--From publisher description.
Subject School violence -- Psychological aspects -- United States -- Case studies.
Youth and violence -- United States -- Case studies.
School shootings -- Social aspects -- United States.
Columbine High School Massacre, Littleton, Colo., 1999.
ISBN 9781590200476

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