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When Good Kids Kill

3.45  ·  Rating Details ·  22 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
The crimes...the carnage...the warning signs....Why do "good kids" go "bad"? A searing look at murder among teens and how we can stop the violence.

What made them snap?

In New Jersey, a quiet, happy, eighteen-year-old girl from a loving home successfully hides her pregnancy until prom night, when she delivers, then kills her baby.... In Nevada, a high school honor student mo
Mass Market Paperback, 256 pages
Published January 11th 2000 by Dell (first published November 19th 1998)
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May 20, 2015 Anne rated it did not like it
As someone who enjoys reading true crime and also had read a fair of the academic literature on criminal policy/criminal psychology, this was sort of the worst of both worlds for me. I didn't think the "case studies" all fit really well with the book's basic premise, and I didn't think the author's conclusions/takeaways were especially insightful. Just not very good, in my opinion.
The information presented in this book is relevant, even though it was published in 1998. The case studies are easy to follow up on and I particularly enjoyed the snapshot profiles of the accused, as little summeries of their crimes. The only downside to this book, in my opinion, is the subjective writing. Too much of the author's own opinion is inserted into a book that struck me as an objective study.
Jul 31, 2012 A.R. rated it it was amazing
This novel really makes one think. Are kids who've never been in trouble, then kill, evil? Or are the parents to blame for expecting their children to be perfect? And should the bullies at school also share that blame?
Sep 20, 2012 Karen rated it really liked it
I thought this book was really interesting!
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