What drives mass shooters? Grievance, despair, and anger are more likely triggers than mental illness, experts say.
“Forensic psychologist Jillian Peterson, cofounder of The Violence Project, a think tank dedicated to reducing violence, said mass shooters are typically younger men, channeling their pain and anger through acts of violence and aggression. For many mass shooters, Peterson said, their path to violence begins with early childhood trauma. They often share a sense of… Read More »
“Research disputes recent assertions from Cruz and others that armed law enforcement on campus is “the most effective tool for keeping kids safe.” A 2021 JAMA Network Open study analyzed every documented incident from 1980-2019 in which “one or more people was intentionally shot in a school building during the school day, or where a… Read More »
A researcher who studies mass shootings explains why an armed security guard would likely not deter a school shooter
Jillian Peterson joins The Lead to discuss why armed security guards will most likely not stop a school shooter. Watch here. Interviewer: Jake Tapper Source: CNN
“In America, unthinkable violence has become routine. In the wake of mass shootings in Buffalo, New York, and Uvalde, Texas, David Remnick speaks with the researchers Jillian Peterson and James Densley, whose book, “The Violence Project,” is the most in-depth study of mass shooters to date. Pro-gun politicians may continue to block any measures to… Read More »