Dr. Jillian Peterson discussed how the recent mass shootings could be the spark of more mass violence. She also spoke about the drop off of mass shootings in 2020 after the two worst years on record, as well as the risks of social contagion.
“‘The more media coverage, the more the perpetrator’s face and message is everywhere, and people are talking about it,’ Dr. Peterson said, the more a potential shooter begins thinking, ‘I could be that person that they are talking about. My grievance can be aired to the world.'”
Authors: Richard Fausset and Campbell Robertson
Source: The New York Times