In the following interview, Tommy Tucker discusses mass shooters and the things we have learned about them with Jillian Peterson. Listen here. Author: Tommy Tucker Source: WWL First News … [Read more...]
What Do We Know About Mass Shootings?
Main Stream Media Super Spreaders
The NRA published an article in the wake of three deadly mass shootings citing our op-ed from August 2019, "We Have Studied Every Mass Shooting Since 1966. Here’s What We’ve Learned About The Shooters." From the NRA: "Peterson and Densley wrote in the L.A. Times almost two years ago that, 'most of the shooters had studied the actions of other … [Read more...]
In a year of pain, one silver lining: fewer mass shootings
As 2020 comes to a close, The Violence Project's co-founders once again spoke with Associated Press reporter Lisa Marie Pane for a recap of this year's lack of mass shootings. The number of mass shootings this year - two - is lower than it ahs been in over a decade. The decline in mass killings is “almost a natural experiment for the test of the … [Read more...]
Big Brain Energy: The psychology of ‘No Notoriety’
In the wake of the Saugus High School shooting, The Daily Campus discusses the "No Notoriety" campaign. The campaign challenges reporters to make no reference to the shooter after a mass shooting, instead focusing on the community and victims. The Violence Project's Jillian Peterson told reporters, “There is this element of wanting notoriety in … [Read more...]
Mass shootings are contagious. How can they be stopped?
“I think in many ways people view mass shootings as a part of American society in the way baseball, apple pie and the Fourth of July are,” says Jaclyn Schildkraut, associate professor of criminal justice at the State University of New York at Oswego and an expert on mass shootings. “It’s just something that’s expected as ‘who we are as a … [Read more...]