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With his masterful story telling and his wealth of details, Jonathan Fast made each of these cases fresh.
I read Ceremonial Violence when it first came out, in 2008, and then, after the unimaginable horror in Newtown, Ct., picked it up and read it again.
I noted first and foremost that Dr. Fast had a fascination with acronyms, perhaps because he thought they made his text sound more authoritative.
Have seen this author expert speak. He can tell stories. And he can expose his clinical theories. He has not collected any significant data, nor reviewed data collected by... Read morePublished 18 months ago by JS
This book is a must read for anyone who works in an educational setting or with teensa nd children at all.Published on February 13, 2013 by Charles J. Mcpeak
Ceremonial Violence is a product of bad research techniques. Jonathan Fast fails to interview the very subjects he bases his case studies on. Read morePublished on November 21, 2008 by Z. godwin
I don't work with teens and I'm not a parent, but I was drawn to this book by its terrible yet fascinating subject matter. Read morePublished on October 29, 2008 by davi strand
Dr. Fast combines the very best of story telling and clinical insight into this complex subject. Both his ability to lead us through the tragedies with a sense that we are eye... Read morePublished on October 17, 2008 by A. J. Aveni
Once you get past the fact that Dr. Fast spent 6 years researching 13 cases of school rampage and move beyond the fact that he has included 75 pages of References, you should... Read morePublished on October 13, 2008 by Gotta Run