Children Who Kill: Profiles of Pre-Teen and Teenage Killers

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9780749006105: Children Who Kill: Profiles of Pre-Teen and Teenage Killers

Why do two young boys abduct, torture and kill a toddler? What makes a teenage girl plot with her classmates to kill her own father? Why does a child set fire to the homes of his classmates? We tend to think of children as innocents, incapable of murder but their crimes can be some of the most horrific and terrifying acts committed. In this new book Carol Anne Davis explores the actions and motivations of thirteen killers aged between ten and seventeen. Well known cases including those of Mary Bell, Robert Thompson and John Venables are examined alongside historical case studies and lesser known crimes. Children Who Kill is an intelligent and moving account of the dark and troubled childhoods that lead to murder.

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Carol Anne Davis left school at fifteen and was everything from an artist's model to an editorial assistant before going to university. She has been a full time writer since graduating and is the author of four crime novels as well as non-fiction titles.

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It is a rarely acknowledged fact that children are capable of crimes as heinous as those committed by adults. In this deeply disquieting book, the author profiles 13 killers between the ages of 10 and 17. The author begins with the story of Jesse Pomeroy, the Boston boy who, at the age of 12, began by torturing younger children and a couple of years later graduated to homicide. That was in 1873. Later, she writes about Robert Thompson and Jon Venables, the two 10-year-old Liverpool boys who achieved worldwide fame by luring toddler James Bulger from a shopping mall and murdering him. The subjects of this book are boys and girls who, for a variety of reasons, found the dark side of themselves far earlier than most people. The author keeps the editorializing to a minimum, preferring to let the plain facts speak for themselves. It's a good plan: the book is downright chilling. David Pitt
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