Friday, May 30, 2008
Overlook Preview: Jonathan Fast's CEREMONIAL VIOLENCE
Coming this September is an important new book on one of most serious issues of our times: school rampage shootings. Author Jonathan Fast, Ph.D., spent five years researching these senseless tragedies. Ceremonial Violence: A Psychological Explanation of School Shootings analyzes the Columbine high school shooting and four other cases and explains for the first time why teenagers commit school rampage shootings. With a clear 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.