Inside the Minds of Mass Murderers: Why They Kill
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Inside the Minds of Mass Murderers: Why They Kill

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The idea that someone could suddenly snap and slaughter large numbers of people has become part of the understanding of events such as the Columbine school massacre and the D.C. Sniper case. But this image of the sudden turn from ordinary citizen, quiet neighbour, or non-descript teenager to mass murderer is generally false. People who go out one day and kill innocent peop...more
Hardcover, 171 pages
Published January 30th 2005 by Praeger (first published January 1st 2005)
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In essence, Inside the Minds of Mass Murderers: Why They Kill is a popular “quasi-psychology” title. The book delves not so much into the cognitive aspects as to what makes a person go on a murderous rampage, but retells various news articles in which such incidents took place.

The book basically breezes through many specific (yet different) incidents as a way of illustrating a point, though the point itself is given even lighter treatment than the case studies. In fact, 9/11 is given the same ba...more
Really good book that talks about various mass murderers.
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