Download PDF by Carol Anne Davis: Children Who Kill. Profiles of Pre-Teen and Teenage Killers

By Carol Anne Davis

ISBN-10: 074901623X

ISBN-13: 9780749016234

Why might younger boys abduct, torture and kill a child? What makes a teenage woman plot along with her classmates to kill her personal father? Society regards childrens as innocuous – yet for a few the age of innocence is shortlived, messy and finally murderous.

Mary Bell, Robert Thompson and Jon Venables are notorious for his or her crimes opposed to different young children, yet some of the much less generic experiences listed here are both as surprising. 13 murderers – the youngest basically ten – used hearth, poison, bullets and strangulation on sufferers from babies to pensioners. In a entire learn of teenage murder, Carol Anne Davis bargains new mental insights and a hard-hitting examine the function of society in a space too stunning to ignore.

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But he continued to see his dying mother, though both hid these meetings from his father. Cheryl also saw her brother occasionally and admitted that she missed him a lot. I’ll be watching you James now installed an elaborate security system so that he could see into every room and corridor of the bungalow. He also hid a gun – including one submachine gun – in every room. Cheryl tried harder and harder to please her dad. Visitors to the house noted that he’d punch her and pull her hair in supposed play, but that his actions clearly hurt her.

Peter’s mother presumably thought of herself as bad and projected that badness onto her offspring. Over time the constant cruelty and neglect began to change the child’s way of viewing himself and the world. A punitive philosophy Dorothy Rowe (writing in her book The Successful Self) has explained how a child’s mindset is changed by abuse. At first the child recognises that the parent who hits or mocks him is bad. But that is too terrifying a notion to live with, for it means that he is totally at the mercy of a bad person.

At six foot two and strongly built, James Pierson was often a frightening figure to his children and his wife – and they all had the bruises to prove it. But rather than removing the children from the home, Cathleen merely told them to try to keep out of their father’s way. Cathleen herself had frequently watched her mother beat her brother with a stick so she was used to violence in the home. Cheryl grew up into a pretty, very feminine little girl who Cathleen loved to dress up in fairytale dresses with ribbons and bows.

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