Ralph W Larkin Comprehending Columbine

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On April 20, 1999, two Colorado teenagers went on a shooting rampage at Columbine High School. Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold killed 12 fellow students and a teacher, as well as wounding 24 other people, before they killed themselves. This book examines the complex of factors that led them to plan and carry out their deed.

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Ralph W. Larkin, Ph.D. is owner of Academic Research Consulting Service and a Senior Research Associate, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York. He is the author of Suburban Youth in Cultural Crisis and (with Daniel A. Foss) Beyond Revolution: Social Movements in Historical and Comparative Perspective.

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"This book is not just about Harris and Klebold's motivations.... It is about the influence of social structure on those labeled as outsiders, ... about structurally entrenched sources of gendered violence and degradation."-Peter Freund, Montclair State University "Larkin creates a powerful lens to examine the complexities of the forces which contributed to the Columbine tragedy. The introductory narrative of the rampage is so vivid that both the casual and studied reader will be instantly engaged.... Drawing on his skill as an interviewer and researcher, Larkin is able to give the reader a glimpse of the cultural and everyday social reality of Columbine High School [and he] does an excellent job of situating school shootings in the larger cultural landscape of violence in America. Larkin's book is destined to be the definitive work on the Columbine shootings."-Raymond Calluori, New Jersey Institute of Technology

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