"It shouldn’t shock you that the suspect in Monday’s mass shooting at a Fourth of July parade in a Chicago suburb was a young white man, Mehdi says. That description falls right in line with a recent pattern seen in cities across the U.S. Dr. Jillian Peterson, the researcher who’s work reveals those commonalities, joins Mehdi to discuss how we can … [Read more...]
Research Identifies Common Profiles for Mass Shooters
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...]
2 mass shootings — 1,700 miles apart but bound by startling similarities
"Though the motivations in these particular cases likely differ, the suspects of these shootings, and others like it, have a lot in common, according to James Densley and Jillian Peterson, co-founders of The Violence Project. Their research organization studies gun violence, mass shootings and violent extremism. "Usually what's motivating these … [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...]