Conduct Disorder: Lecture 8
CBS – “48 Hours” – examine to see immediate reaction to the Columbine shootings.
Looked into other people assisting them; looked at heavy preparation in advance.
Some students who knew the accused were people of interest. The note: the writings
...struck by the deep seeded feelings of unhappiness or desire for revenge, hatred.
Examined other shooting rampages before it, very alike. White shooters male, suburbs.
Why? Perhaps new pressure on suburban families to keep up may lead to poor family
None participated in school sports, many are good with computers, violent games,
many mesmerized with school massacre in movie. Picked on, fascinated by guns,
violence, weapon magazines.
Guns acquired from parents or neighbors. Parents and kids talking openly about
emotions happen in the victim’s families for healing, there is some survivor’s guilt.
“Angry young men” teased, tormented. Can’t treat every child as a potential killer.
Cruelty to animals linked with other criminal behaviour. Mississippi case, he killed his
own mother before other students. Victims are generally described as very competent
and had a “passion for life” in the tv show.
2 CLIP: Who develops CD and why?
Antisocial behaviour may be caused by ASOCIAL behaviour, a lack of socialization.
Bad parenting, isolation.
Argument that children are raised by media, where are the parents
We live in a put-down society, how to make negative comments about others, more
gratifying to do so.
Artificial distinctions between two people allow them to take actions on those artificial
Need to support those who are troubled, help them before they are troublesome.
Feel rejected, immersed in violent imagery, cannot blame the existence of guns.
Require a moral standard to educate people.
“Spiritual emptiness” is in these perpetrators. Loving buffers them from doing bad
things. The perps seem to have a justification for their violence, revenge,