“Peterson is a criminologist who studies the life histories of mass shooters, and when she has gone back decades later to interview perpetrators who committed an attack in their teens or early 20s, “they don’t even recognize the person that did that.” She said the perpetrators describe feeling “disconnected” from their murderous earlier selves.”
Within this article, Cha, Hoyer, and Meko discuss the commonality of young men being the lead perpetrators of mass shootings and the development of the prefrontal cortex in individuals of this group. They examine this to see if it can point to updates in firearm policy.
Author: Ariana Eunjung Cha, Meghan Hoyer and Tim Meko
Source: The Washington Post