Jillian Peterson joins The Lead to discuss why armed security guards will most likely not stop a school shooter. Watch here. Interviewer: Jake Tapper Source: CNN … [Read more...]
A researcher who studies mass shootings explains why an armed security guard would likely not deter a school shooter
What Makes a Mass Shooter?
"In America, unthinkable violence has become routine. In the wake of mass shootings in Buffalo, New York, and Uvalde, Texas, David Remnick speaks with the researchers Jillian Peterson and James Densley, whose book, “The Violence Project,” is the most in-depth study of mass shooters to date. Pro-gun politicians may continue to block any measures to … [Read more...]
Two Professors Found What Creates a Mass Shooter. Will Politicians Pay Attention?
"Their findings, also published in the 2021 book, The Violence Project: How to Stop a Mass Shooting Epidemic, reveal striking commonalities among the perpetrators of mass shootings and suggest a data-backed, mental health-based approach could identify and address the next mass shooter before he pulls the trigger — if only politicians are willing to … [Read more...]
What Do We Know About Mass Shootings?
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...]
Buffalo is latest mass shooting by gunman wearing body armor
"The Violence Project database doesn’t show a clear correlation with body armor and the number of victims. But such gear can enable attackers to shoot longer and is a symbolic way to adhere to societal expectations of what a mass shooting looks like, said James Densley, a criminal justice professor at Metro State University in Minnesota who … [Read more...]