Lost Boys: Why Our Sons Turn Violent and How We Can Save Them Themes

James Garbarino
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Lost Boys

Watching the news, it's simple to lay blame on the perpetrators who conduct violent acts that result in the death of innocents, or even not-so-innocent, victims. In this book, the author delves into the lives of these perpetrators in order to ascertain why they became so violent. His goal was not to glorify the deeds, or even to make excuses. His goal was to identify any common factors that contributed to the violence in "lost boys" in order to help save them and prevent more violence in the future. He took the time to get to know each "lost boy" as an individual rather than just an anonymous criminal.

The author sat down with them and learned their stories while analyzing their behaviors. He learned that many of the boys lacked love and structure. Abandonment played a large role in their lives. Many were victims of abuse...

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