David Le Breton : on school massacres carried out by adolescents

Young school shooters are far from fitting a common psychological style: some are described as sociable, others as loners. Some live in intact families, others in divorced or separated families. A set of sociological features unites them : the fulfillment of a virility rite when nothing else gives them a sense of self-worth, the impossibility of identifying with others, the wild hatred which in them takes the place of membership the world.

Adolescence, 2011, T. 29 n°2, pp. 325-337.