74 of the 173 perpetrators in Version 3 of the Most Comprehensive Mass Shooter #Database were insiders at the location of their #shooting. Download our database at http://theviolenceproject.org to learn more details. #research Source: Twitter Return to all data visualizations … [Read more...]
Are Mass Shooters Insiders or Outsiders?
Locks, Lights, and Out of Sight: How Lockdown Drills Affect America’s Children
"As schools re-open across the country, there’s one thing that has not gone away: lockdown drills." The Violence Project Co-Founder Jillian Peterson spoke to reporters for this CNN three-part article about how lockdown drills affect children. She spoke about The Violence Project's research into school shootings and her personal connection to … [Read more...]
Mass Shooter Database Version 3 is Now Available
What's new? Version 3 includes two new cases that met our definition from 2020 – far fewer mass shootings than in previous years. A new variable called “insider/outsider” was added to capture whether the perpetrator had an existing relationship with the site of their shooting. At K-12 schools, 85% of mass shooters were insiders. At colleges … [Read more...]
Signs of a Crisis before a School Mass Shooting
Nearly every #schoolshooter in our mass shooter #database showed signs of a crisis before their shooting. Violence #prevention needs to be based in providing students with support and crisis intervention. Source: Twitter Return to all data visualizations … [Read more...]
With schools returning to in-person learning, the threat of classroom shootings follows. Here’s how experts say we can prevent them from happening.
The Violence Project co-founder Jillian Peterson told Insider how threat assessment teams can help prevent school shootings, as well as prevent further tragedies like suicide, self-harm, and other forms of violence. "We really focus on things like safe, warm environments with strong relationships between students and adults so people feel more … [Read more...]