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Katelyn Cole (verified owner) –
Great read!! Very informative! The author has great experience and knows what he’s talking about!
Darcia Helle (verified owner) –
First, I want to commend the author on his pursuit to understand and learn from those who kill. Our society is too busy making stricter laws and longer prison sentences, treating the effect and not the cause. Compassion is easy when you share similar values and backgrounds, but not so easy when you don’t. Yet, this is precisely when compassion is most needed.
This book isn’t quite what I expected. While the author spends a lot of time listening to killers, we don’t. He shares many stories, but they are in the form of short case studies. Most of what we learn about them comes to us filtered and dispersed through the author’s narrative. The content is also structured in a way that sometimes scatters the information for each case among multiple chapters. This makes it a little harder, at least for me, to really follow and understand the roots of each killer.
All of the cases featured here are young males and females, having killed in their teens or young adulthood. These aren’t the hardened criminals most people imagine murderers to be. I was pleasantly surprised by this, because it’s a subject that desperately needs attention. The author’s explanation of what he calls the “war zone mentality” is compelling. This is a topic I would love to see gain further attention.
I want to emphasize that, while the author wants us to understand these killers, he is not asking us to give them a free pass. Compassion and empathy does not mean a get-out-of-jail-free card. But locking a 14-year-old child away for life in an adult prison is also not the answer. What we are doing is obviously not working. These children aren’t born killers. Identifying and treating the problems early, before the killing starts, is a first step we absolutely must take.
This book has some thought-provoking content. Our society must have this discussion. But readers need to approach with an open mind. The close-minded, prison nation mentality is largely responsible for creating this problem in the first place.
*I received this book from the publisher, via NetGalley, in exchange for my honest review.*
Oliver W. Tuthill Jr. (verified owner) –
James Garbarino’s new book, “Listening to Killers” offers additional insight into how abusive caregivers, parents and a toxic society create people who kill. It is astonishing that policymakers do not react in a proactive manner to what Garbarino details in this chilling but highly moving account of what makes a person become a killer. Garbarino is one of nation’s leading experts on emotional abuse and how it affects our nation’s children. Garbarino uses the metaphor of a killer as basically a scared, traumatized child living inside a scary looking man. Using an ecological perspective on human development, Garbarino offers the reader insight into how context plays an important role in human behavior – something to often overlooked in a state system which is essentially reactive to crisis instead of proactive. And what the author writes about are people at the tip of an iceberg who become killers. The silent majority live out lives of misery and suffering below the surface. As Henry David Thoreau so famously stated in his book Walden, “The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.” He was writing about men who have been ignored, rejected, isolated, degraded, terrorized, exploited and corrupted and who often have little if any awareness that they have been mistreated. They are homeless within themselves and operate with no sense of self. This can lead to devastating consequences, the most tragic being what Garbarino writes about in Listening to Killers. To bring about change parenting and emotional literacy classes need to be taught within our public school systems where each student would earn a parenting certificate upon graduation. With each parent attaining knowledge and skills of childhood development and an understanding on how to apply those skills, the abuse of children can be greatly diminished, and this, over time, would bring an end to the structural inequality that is so prevalent in our society today. Listening to Killers is an indispensable account of how our society fails children who are most vulnerable to abuse, and the bloody price we pay for allowing it.
Tracy Ferezan (verified owner) –
Being that I am working towards my PhD in Forensic Psychology I came across this book and could not put it down. Excellent read!!!
Daniel H. Grant (verified owner) –
This is a must read for anyone involved in capital cases or understanding the individual charged with murder or a violent crime
Julee (verified owner) –
Working as a victim and child advocate, I found Garbarino’s observations very challenging and enlightening. I consider myself a compassionate person by nature, but the histories of the killers outlined in this book compelled me to think of true compassion as something much more intentional than empathy. True compassion is a willingness to suspend our disbelief that we ourselves are capable of atrocities.
Garbarino presents a reasoned and studied opinion that killers often have a myriad of complex social, psychological, and personal experiences that drive them to certain behaviors and beliefs. Perhaps the biggest “takeaway” for me was the understanding that the American penal system could and should do more to help both juvenile offenders and adults to work through to rehabilitation.
Kara M. (verified owner) –
I was assigned this book for my criminology class at Edinboro University and I absolutely love. Garbarino shares his personal interactions with killers in this book. He shows a compassion towards these killers that I don’t think I personally could ever do. BUT from reading this book I have a new insight on people who commit crimes, more specifically violent ones. Overall 10/10 recommend this book.
jjrg7 (verified owner) –
After reading this book I’m even more scared for people that want to live in a peaceful law abiding society. According to the author, people that are violent are basically set in their way of thinking. They happen to be raised in mostly single parent homes, in violent areas, with poverty and with a culture of war zone mentality and/or a culture of honor putting them at risk for violence, aggression and lack of judgement. This is their normal. Oddly enough many refugees and people coming to America happen come from countries with similar environments so we are just inviting more and more of this behavior into America. This author wants you to feel compassion for these violent criminals because of their background. Fine. But this does not exempt them from receiving the justice that they are due which the author does not address. The author admits these criminals even understand that what they have done wasn’t right but at the time they felt that was their only choice so we should give them compassion instead of justice. I’m sorry but your background, no matter how bad, is not an excuse for violent and criminal behavior. I wonder why there is such hated for white culture because the cultures that are discussed as the catharsis for the behaviors in this book are not the culture we want to achieve in a sane society that’s for sure.
Erzsebet (verified owner) –
Love all his work
Annoying (verified owner) –
This was an ok book. I have read better ones involving serial killers
Paris (verified owner) –
Great book with a lot of information. Well written, not redundant. Gives readers a great perspective with substance!
born4shop (verified owner) –
Required reading for a class but it’s so interesting!
Stanton5 (verified owner) –
Because of my profession aMD career track I found this book to be quite insightful and useful.
Si_Welch (verified owner) –
This is a good read. The author does a good job of relating his personal experiences to you as a reader.