The Violence Project’s Jillian Peterson sat down with Jana Shortal to discuss her research into mass shooters. As opposed to looking at mass shootings individually, Peterson and a team of students are looking at more than 25 years of mass shootings to compile a list of 130 mass shooters and identify commonalities.
“When we try to prevent crime, a lot of times we think about deterrents, right?” Peterson said. “If you commit this crime you have to go to prison for this long. These crimes are not the same. They are not motivated by the same thing. If you plan on killing yourself, deterrence is off the table and that’s where we have trouble with this kind of crime. We don’t know how to deter it.”
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Source: Kare 11 News