Discounted from $5.87 for September, or read for FREE using your KU membership When we hear about these cases of children forgotten in their car seats, left alone in the hot sun to die, our first reaction is to instinctively blame the parent or caregiver. We think, how could anyone forget about their own child for a moment, let alone hours? But the awful reality is that these tragedies happen to people from all walks of life. Many of the parents detailed in this book never thought such a thing could ever happen to them. They were wrong.
On average, thirty-seven U.S. children die each year after becoming trapped or forgotten in a hot vehicle. Between the years 1998 and 2014, 636 children perished inside a hot car in the United States. The numbers are staggering. The stories are heartbreaking. But what can we do about it?
In Backseat Tragedies: Hot Car Deaths, bestselling true crime authors RJ Parker and JJ Slate explore the circumstances that led to the deaths of over twenty children who died of hyperthermia, or heatstroke, in a car. They explore the science of how quickly a car can heat to deadly temperatures and why the human brain can so easily be tricked into forgetting something as important as a child. They also highlight important steps we can take as a community to prevent future casualties. Spreading awareness about the reality of hot car deaths is the first step toward eliminating these tragedies. WITH PHOTOS
This is the second book RJ Parker and JJ Slate collaborated on. The first book is 'Social Media Monsters: Internet Killers'
In March, 2015, JJ released 'Till Death Do Us Part: True Stories of Newlywed Murders'
Most recently, RJ published 'Marc Lepine: The Montreal Massacre' and is currently working on 'Missing Aboriginal Women of BC', due for release in September, 2015.
BIOGRAPHY RJ PARKER PHD, is ranked in the Top 100 authors on Amazon in Biography and History.
RJ is a Canadian Author who has written 31 true crime books and co-authored another 10 books, and published over 150 books for other authors which are available in eBook, Paperback and most in Audiobook editions and have sold in over 100 countries. He holds Certifications in Serial Crime and Criminal Profiling.
"Parker amazes his readers with top notch writing and idealist research. The Canadian writer has a better grasp of criminology and the psyche of a serial killer's mind than most people who spend a lifetime in a professional field chasing criminals and diabolic fiends". -- John Douglas (Retired FBI Agent - Behavioral Science)
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