Kresta in the Afternoon – August 14, 2019 – Hour 2

+  When the Child Parents Love becomes a Shooter

  • Description: After a mass shooting, reporters reach out to the families of the victims so as to properly honor the lives that were tragically cut short. But what’s it like for the families of the shooters? How do they handle seeing their child responsible for such evil? And what motivates the shooters to do something so horrific? We talk about why kids kill with Peter Langman.
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    • Peter Langman
      Peter Langman is a sought-after expert on the psychology of school shooters and other perpetrators of mass violence. He conducts trainings on understanding the psychology of shooters and is the author of Why Kids Kill: Inside the Minds of School Shooters. Visit him at
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    • Why Kids Kill: Inside the Minds of School Shooters

      In the horrific aftermath of school shootings, distraught communities struggle to make sense of these seemingly senseless acts. Despite massive media coverage, we know little about what drives young perpetrators or how they rationalize their acts. In this breakthrough analysis, Dr. Peter Langman presents the psychological causes of school shootings and offers unprecedented insight into why certain teens exhibit the potential to kill. He shows how to identify early signs of possible violence and offers preventative measures that parents and educators can take to protect their communities. (learn more)

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