To really understand the profiles of mass shooters, you have to look at where the crime took place. Attacks in churches are perpetrated by a different type of person than attacks in malls and restaurants. And attacks at schools are carried out by very different types depending on whether they are at colleges or high schools. Read our analysis … [Read more...]
There is no single profile of a mass shooter. Our data show there are five types.
What school shooters have in common
School shooters have four things in common and those four things present opportunities for intervention. Source: Education Week Authors: Jillian Peterson and James Densley … [Read more...]
We analyzed 53 years of mass shooting data. Attacks aren’t just increasing, they’re getting deadlier
If you look at mass shootings over time, two things are alarmingly clear: The attacks are becoming far more frequent and they are getting deadlier. Our society must rewrite the violence script to stop the contagion. Read More Source: Los Angeles Times Authors: James Densley and Jillian Peterson … [Read more...]
We have studied every mass shooting since 1966. Here’s what we’ve learned about the shooters.
The key to preventing mass shootings lies in understanding what the perpetrators have in common: (1) early childhood trauma and exposure to violence at a young age; (2) an identifiable grievance or crisis point; (3) validation for their beliefs, having studied past shootings to find inspiration; and (4) the means to carry out an attack. This new … [Read more...]
Evaluation of ‘the R-Model’ crisis intervention de-escalation training for law enforcement
This study presents findings from a process and outcome evaluation of a custom crisis intervention and de-escalation training for law enforcement, delivered in-house to a suburban Minnesota police department (the R-Model: Research, Respond, Refer). Individual officer survey data showed the R-Model significantly decreased stigma and increased … [Read more...]