Sole Survivor: Children Who Murder Their Families

Sole Survivor Children Who Murder Their Families Leyton examines true life cases of ordinary children who turned into deadly assassins He investigates case studies to reveal the all too common pressures on middle class life that have led to the arla

  • Title: Sole Survivor: Children Who Murder Their Families
  • Author: Elliott Leyton
  • ISBN: 9780671733889
  • Page: 252
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Leyton examines true life cases of ordinary children who turned into deadly assassins He investigates case studies to reveal the all too common pressures on middle class life that have led to the arlarming increase in this terrifying phenomenon.

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    1. Elliott Leyton is a Canadian social anthropologist, educator and author who is amongst the most widely consulted experts on serial homicide worldwide He has also served as president of the Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association.Leyton earned his B.A and M.A degrees from the University of British Columbia then went on to obtain his Ph.D in anthropology from the University of Toronto in 1972 During his ensuing career, he dedicated himself to the analysis and research of social ills such as juvenile delinquency and the psychology behind perpetrators of serial killings Leyton s achieved level of expertise has led to his giving lectures at the College of Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Ottawa.Professor Leyton has held faculty positions at Queen s University of Belfast in Ireland where he is a research Fellow , and at the University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel and at Memorial University of Newfoundland where he currently is Professor Emeritus of anthropology.

    2. The back cover of this book made it seem like one of those trashy, tabloidesque true crime books I don't care for, and I hesitated to read it. I'm glad I did anyway, because Sole Survivor turned out to be much more serious and sober in tone than I expected. The author presents a series of case studies, mainly from the 1970s, of children who murdered their whole families (or almost their whole families; sometimes there were survivors). Besides covering the homicides themselves and their immediate [...]

    3. an excellent read, looking at case histories of recent familicides to explain why an individual would want to murder their own families. The conclusion?; essentially, the families discussed were dysfunctional to such an extent that the murder is more or less inevitable, the murderers brought to a point, usually by either one or both parent, that murder is seen as the only way out, & the other family members are seen only as allies of the hated parent.

    4. This excellent, excellent book uses a variety of case examples to explain why some kids in middle-class families decide that their best option is to kill everyone in the house. I know a family this happened to, and it describes the dynamics perfectly.

    5. A brief look into the psychological & sociological factors that had an influence on families. Very interesting, not a light read, but very informative.

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