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Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, Vol.1, No.5, Nov. 2015, Pub. Date: Jan. 16, 2016
Mass Killings: What We Know and Where Do We Go: Roundtable Discussion, Southern Criminal Justice Association, 2015
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[01] Michael Eskey, Criminal Justice Administration, Park University, Parkville, MO USA.
[02] Tom O’Connor, Criminal Justice, Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN USA.
[03] Jeff Rush, Criminal Justice, Troy University, Troy, AL USA.
[04] Frank Schmalleger, Criminal Justice, University of NC at Pembroke, Pembroke, NC USA.
There have been a number of mass shootings in the U.S. These may be addressed from different contributing and causal aspects that address the gamut of mass shootings. The paper is restricted to those shooting that comply with the FBI definition of mass shooting as an attack in which a minimum of four victims are killed and the murders take place in a relatively close proximity. The current paper will provide a short history of mass shootings, applicable theories related to mass shooting, detection and warning signs and mental health as well as media / press limitations and effects, and the effects of the internet, movies, and violent games.
Mass Shooting, Mental Health, Criminology, Bullying, Gun Control
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