Cause & Effect of Columbine Shooting Essay

838 Words Feb 10th, 2011 4 Pages
Jennifer Leho
Sociology 109
October 17, 2010
Crime & Deviant Behavior

Deviant behavior is any behavior that violates social norms and is disapproved by a group in society. Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold are a prime example of deviant behavior. These two children embarked on murder massacre, killing twelve students and one teacher, injuring twenty-one others. The pair then committed suicide after their devilish act. The children were both bullied daily at school. One friend of the deviant duo said “Jocks threw human fetus at them”. The two boys were a part of dark group called the “Trench coat Mafia”. There were many warning signs before this massacre took place. The boys made home videos known as the Basement Tapes. Where they
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These warning signs are suicide, fame, revenge and anger. When Eric’s girlfriend broke up with him he pretended to commit suicide in order for her to come over. Eric also became a completely different person in High School. He was prescribed Luvox an anti depression medication. Eric became very syndical, TAG believes he even shown qualities of a mood disorder. TAG also stated they believe “reassessment grew to anger and sadness grew to depression for these boys”. One key point for TAG was when a classmate of Eric’s told them that in a psychology class Eric would speak about a recurring dream he had where he came into school, shooting and it always ended with him blowing up the school. Both Harris and Klebold had very normal homes, as their families stated they lived very normal lives. They had caring, ordinary families. Both families did not participate in this study. It is also very difficult for TAG to perform their studies with so many lawsuits still pending. The parents of both the kids were unaware of some many warning signs their sons displayed. Both boys played murderous video games and one of their favorite movies was the deranged Natural Born Killers. Before high school the boys were very normal, bright and participated in sports. Neither of the boys performed in any organized sports while in Columbine H.S. Klebold and Harris also kept diaries explaining how they were severely bullied. Three days before the Columbine Massacre

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