|Hearts of Darkness: Why Kids Are Becoming Mass Murderers and How We Can Stop It|
|Author(s)|| John A. Liebert |
William J. Birnes
Hearts of Darkness: Why Kids Are Becoming Mass Murderers and How We Can Stop It is a book by John A. Liebert and William J. Birnes, published by Skyhorse Publishing, New York City, NY, in 2014.
From Sandy Hook, Connecticut, to Aurora, Colorado, to Tucson, Arizona, this nation has been racked from coast to coast with mass shootings perpetrated by criminals with sick minds. Authors Dr. Liebert and Dr. Birnes believe the increase in violence is an epidemic and dig deep into the causes of mental illness to determine what exactly is going on with these individuals and society as a whole, and what action can be taken to slow this frightening trend toward mass violence.
Dr. Liebert and Dr. Birnes believe that many mass suicides are predictable and preventable. Dr. Liebert uses his extensive experience in psychopathology and criminal psychology to describe how clinicians can identify the behaviors of potential suicidal mass killers and possibly prevent their crimes if they read the warning signs when legal opportunities present themselves, such as when recurrent domestic violence or psychotic communications are reported to authorities. The authors also discuss the influence of media—particularly violent video games—and how the evolution of American culture affects suicidal mental illness. With startling statistics, fascinating case studies, and practical, no-nonsense solutions, the authors present a groundbreaking and compelling treatise on violence in America.
Table of contentsEdit
|Chapter 1: The Mass Murder/Suicide Epidemic: A Growing Menace|
|Chapter 2: Genes and Mental Illness|
|Chapter 3: Sandy Hook: Identifying Dangerous Aspects of Strange Behaviour|
|Chapter 4: James Holmes: The Dark Knight Rises|
|Chapter 5: The Tcson Shootings: Who Was Jared Loughner?|
|Chapter 6: Anders Breivik and the Massacre in Norway|
|Chapter 7: Eddi Routh: The Double Murder at a Gun Range|
|Chapter 8: Psychiatric, Sociopsychological, and Genetic Backgrounds of Violence and Aggression|
|Chapter 9: Toward a New Biology: Violent Stimuli against the Background of Human Psychological Development|
|Chapter 10: Best-Practice Approaches|
|Chapter 11: Practical Guidelines for Identifying Signs of Potential Violence|