Many mass shooters are seeking out validation and notoriety for their murderous crimes, according to researchers studying the history of mass shootings for the Justice Department.
Perpetrators are inspired by other mass shooters and study previous shootings, so much so that the crimes can become “socially contagious,” Jillian Peterson and James Densely wrote Sunday in an essay in the Los Angeles Times.
The researchers have been analyzing the life histories of mass shooters in the U.S. for two years for a project funded by the National Institute of Justice, which is the Justice Department’s research arm…
Source: Huffington Post
Author: Mary Papenfuss