"A dramatic, passionate, essential read for every teacher, social worker, therapist, judge and editor of national newspapers."—Anglo American Book
This book offers a true-crime history of children who kill and how adults have tried to make sense of them. Focusing on the earliest recorded cases up to the present day, this fascinating investigation explores how these unusual crimes were as pivotal then as they are now in wider deliberations about childhood, morality, and the troubling boundaries between innocence and experience.
Loretta Loach has a PhD in history. She has written for the Guardian, The Observer, and New Statesman.
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Loretta Loach: Loretta Loach has an extensive background in television documentaries, as well as a PhD in history.
'Children have killed, do kill and will kill. What changes isn't the killing. What changes, as Loach describes eloquently, is the way we, as adults, react to it.' -- Scotland on Sunday ''The Devil's Children' is a timely corrective to those ahistorical commentators who seem to think juvenile crime began about 10 years ago.' -- Sunday Herald 'A difficult subject to tackle, Loach approaches it with sensitivity and a recognition that this most heinous of crimes deserves the most balanced of judgement.' -- Childright 'It is a riveting read and provides considerable `food for thought', and could change your personal views on certain cases. Those of us who maintain that children are not born but develop as a result of their social circumstances will, interestingly, find that this book comes down on both sides of the argument; intriguing to say the least... This book is well researched as a textbook for psychology or social studies students, it is an absolute must.' -- Inside Time
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Descripción Icon Books, 2011. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería M1848310196