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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (255 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jonathan Kellerman Narrator: Richard Gilliland Publisher: Phoenix Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2009 ISBN:
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As the recent tragedies in Oregon, Arkansas, and Colorado Have shown, children as young as eight years old are capable of murder and violence. No community is safe from this tragic phenomenon, and experts ranging from law enforcement officials to guidance counselors are confused and conflicted about how to approach it. Now best-selling novelist Jonathan Kellerman returns to his roots as a scientist and child psychologist to dissect a problem that is attacking the core of our society: dangerous children who, in all likelihood, will grow up to be dangerous adults.

Kellerman explores the nature v. nurture theory, discusses the legal and psychological ramification of treating such children as adult criminals, and tackles, with surprising results, the popular idea that violence in the media is to blame. More than a crash course in understanding the Hows and whys of this issue, Savage Spawn is a controversial study that will engender much needed discussion. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 David | 1/8/2014

    " Memo to self: In the future, try to remember that Reflections is the official publishers' euphemism for Ramblings. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jonna Doughty | 12/6/2013

    " This was quite thought-provoking, and also mad me a bit sad. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Terri | 12/3/2013

    " An interesting, thought provoking book on psychopathy by Jonathan Kellerman. I must say I don't agree with his solution to the problem of violent youth, in fact, he scares me more than the children he writes about scare me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel Goulde | 8/27/2013

    " Keeps you on your toes and guessing who done it? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cns | 8/6/2013

    " Bad seed. Kill it before it grows. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maggie | 7/19/2013

    " I thought I'd reread this book before I mailed it back to my friend like I said I would about 3 weeks ago. Its pretty interesting and makes my students look not-so-bad all things considered... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan Holloway | 7/10/2013

    " Interesting insight including elements of nature vs nurture, early childhood trauma, violent media and the like. No idea why I just listened to this. Too many school shootings haunting me I guess. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 KayLee | 7/8/2013

    " It was very interesting, but I am just not a nonfiction person :P "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kevin Crow | 5/12/2013

    " Really interesting insights into the genesis of a psychopath "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jen | 11/16/2012

    " This book read like a very long abstract for a journal article. The idea was intriguing and the thought process was strong, however, there was a lack of evidence to support the author's hypotheses. Instead, there is only a recap of existing evidence with no new ideas presented with any substance. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ann | 7/8/2012

    " Interesting insight to the mind of children murderers, but to me it felt more like a biology book, very little feeling and very repetitive. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leashia Hoehn | 4/20/2012

    " This was an excellent book by someone who has dealt with disturbed children and could see the writting on the wall. i thought it was very insightful and a bit scary! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Frank Spencer | 7/12/2011

    " This book presents a point of view about aggressive children. The suggestions are to get children out of environments in which they are not nurtured, keep them away from guns, intervene as early as possible, and change maladaptive patterns of behavior. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel | 4/24/2011

    " Keeps you on your toes and guessing who done it?
    "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leashia | 3/13/2011

    " This was an excellent book by someone who has dealt with disturbed children and could see the writting on the wall. i thought it was very insightful and a bit scary! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ann | 12/29/2009

    " Interesting insight to the mind of children murderers, but to me it felt more like a biology book, very little feeling and very repetitive. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jonna | 7/30/2008

    " This was quite thought-provoking, and also mad me a bit sad. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maggie | 4/22/2008

    " I thought I'd reread this book before I mailed it back to my friend like I said I would about 3 weeks ago. Its pretty interesting and makes my students look not-so-bad all things considered... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cns | 11/26/2007

    " Bad seed. Kill it before it grows.

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