Jo Frost: Killer Kids
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Friday, March 29

On June 7th 1992, 18-year-old hairdresser Katie Rackliff was found brutally stabbed to death in Farnborough, Hampshire. Based on the ferocity of the murder, which had left her body mutilated, police assumed that it must have been committed by a man. It would take four years for the police to discover the shocking truth. Katie’s killer had in fact been a 12-year-old girl called Sharon Carr. More than two decades after this horrific crime, over 40 people contacted were still too scared and disturbed to speak about it on camera… To find out why, renowned parenting expert Jo Frost hears from crime reporter Paul Cheston and speaks to criminologist Liz Yardley, neuroscientist Dr Francesca Happe and criminal justice expert Malcolm Stevens in an attempt to understand how someone so young could become a sadistic killer. Show Less
On June 7th 1992, 18-year-old hairdresser Katie Rackliff was found brutally stabbed to death in Farnborough, Hampshire. Based on the f...Show More

On June 7th 1992, 18-year-old hairdresser Katie Rackliff was found brutally stabbed to death in Farnborough, Hampshire. Based on the ferocity of the murder, which had left her body mutilated, police assumed that it must have been committed by a man. It would take four years for the police to discover the shocking truth. Katie’s killer had in fact been a 12-year-old girl called Sharon Carr. More than two decades after this horrific crime, over 40 people contacted were still too scared and disturbed to speak about it on camera… To find out why, renowned parenting expert Jo Frost hears from crime reporter Paul Cheston and speaks to criminologist Liz Yardley, neuroscientist Dr Francesca Happe and criminal justice expert Malcolm Stevens in an attempt to understand how someone so young could become a sadistic killer. Show Less
On June 7th 1992, 18-year-old hairdresser Katie Rackliff was found brutally stabbed to death in Farnborough, Hampshire. Based on the f...Show More

Monday, April 01

On June 7th 1992, 18-year-old hairdresser Katie Rackliff was found brutally stabbed to death in Farnborough, Hampshire. Based on the ferocity of the murder, which had left her body mutilated, police assumed that it must have been committed by a man. It would take four years for the police to discover the shocking truth. Katie’s killer had in fact been a 12-year-old girl called Sharon Carr. More than two decades after this horrific crime, over 40 people contacted were still too scared and disturbed to speak about it on camera… To find out why, renowned parenting expert Jo Frost hears from crime reporter Paul Cheston and speaks to criminologist Liz Yardley, neuroscientist Dr Francesca Happe and criminal justice expert Malcolm Stevens in an attempt to understand how someone so young could become a sadistic killer. Show Less
On June 7th 1992, 18-year-old hairdresser Katie Rackliff was found brutally stabbed to death in Farnborough, Hampshire. Based on the f...Show More

On June 7th 1992, 18-year-old hairdresser Katie Rackliff was found brutally stabbed to death in Farnborough, Hampshire. Based on the ferocity of the murder, which had left her body mutilated, police assumed that it must have been committed by a man. It would take four years for the police to discover the shocking truth. Katie’s killer had in fact been a 12-year-old girl called Sharon Carr. More than two decades after this horrific crime, over 40 people contacted were still too scared and disturbed to speak about it on camera… To find out why, renowned parenting expert Jo Frost hears from crime reporter Paul Cheston and speaks to criminologist Liz Yardley, neuroscientist Dr Francesca Happe and criminal justice expert Malcolm Stevens in an attempt to understand how someone so young could become a sadistic killer. Show Less
On June 7th 1992, 18-year-old hairdresser Katie Rackliff was found brutally stabbed to death in Farnborough, Hampshire. Based on the f...Show More

Friday, April 05

In 2011 Daniel Bartlam beat his mother Jacqui Bartlam to death with a hammer and then set fire to her body in their family home. Inspired by a soap opera plot, he had fantasized about killing her for months, even going so far as to script his own mum’s death. He was just 14 years old. But what drives a son to kill his own mother? Renowned parenting expert Jo Frost speaks to Jacqui’s partner at the time, Simon Matters, and hears from experts such as criminologist Liz Yardley, neuroscientist Dr Francesca Happe and criminal justice expert Malcolm Stevens to find the answer to the most difficult of questions – can children be born evil? Show Less
In 2011 Daniel Bartlam beat his mother Jacqui Bartlam to death with a hammer and then set fire to her body in their family home. Inspi...Show More

In 2011 Daniel Bartlam beat his mother Jacqui Bartlam to death with a hammer and then set fire to her body in their family home. Inspired by a soap opera plot, he had fantasized about killing her for months, even going so far as to script his own mum’s death. He was just 14 years old. But what drives a son to kill his own mother? Renowned parenting expert Jo Frost speaks to Jacqui’s partner at the time, Simon Matters, and hears from experts such as criminologist Liz Yardley, neuroscientist Dr Francesca Happe and criminal justice expert Malcolm Stevens to find the answer to the most difficult of questions – can children be born evil? Show Less
In 2011 Daniel Bartlam beat his mother Jacqui Bartlam to death with a hammer and then set fire to her body in their family home. Inspi...Show More

About Jo Frost: Killer Kids

Jo Frost is on a journey to find out why children kill. The child behavioral expert, who has over 30 years experience in her field, is used to dealing with troubled kids but none of them have been quite as deranged as the four individuals in this series. Jo is ready to ask the important questions… What makes a young person so angry and frustrated that they decide to take the life of another? Are they born with a lethal trigger inside of them or are they products of the environment around them? Quite simply put, is it nature or nurture?

Kids like James Fairweather, a serial killer obsessed 15 year old who randomly attacked and murdered two complete strangers; Daniel Bartlam, the 14-year-old boy who grew so resentful towards his own mother he bludgeoned her to death with a hammer before setting fire to her body; or Sharon Carr who, at the age of 12, brutally stabbed a young girl to death, becoming Britain’s youngest female murderer.

We’ve interviewed the families and friends of the victims as well as criminologists, psychologists, journalists and detectives involved with each case to get to the heart of the story and find out if these children are born evil.