Peer into the minds of teenage killers to understand the motives behind, and possibly to prevent, their horrifying violence. Luke Woodham, a pudgy 16-year-old, woke up one day, slit his mother's throat, and then drove to school, where he shot 9 people, including his girlfriend. Why? In "Inside the Mind of a Teen Killer", Chalmers, who has been interviewing teen murderers and serial killers for over a decade, recounts Woodham's gripping and horrifying story, plumbing his motives, and peering into the killer's mind. Chalmers also weaves into the narrative his research about teen culture, including comparisons with other teen killers, to analyse the disturbing ascent of youth violence and offer ways that we, as individuals, leaders, and communities, can help deal with this frightening phenomenon.
Phil Chalmers has been researching, writing and speaking all across America and Europe about youth culture, trends, and entertainment for over twenty years. For the last ten years, he has devoted his time to an in-depth study of teen crime, and has established communication with over two hundred adult and teen killers for their stories and "expert" advice. Phil has authored two books, including Can You Handle The Truth? He speaks at about one hundred events per year and has made many media appearances, including The Montel Williams Show and The Howard Stern Show. Phil has presented live seminars in every state in America, and has appeared on radio and television stations worldwide. He has been featured in hundreds of newspapers and is acknowledge as one of the experts in this area.