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School shooters : understanding high school, college, and adult perpetrators

Peter F. Langman (Author)
School shootings scare everyone, even those not immediately affected. They make national and international news. They make parents afraid to send their children off to school. But they also lead to generalizations about those who perpetrate them. Most assumptions about the perpetrators are wrong, and many of the warning signs are missed until it's too late. Here, Peter Langman takes a look at 48 national and international cases of school shootings in order to dispel the myths, explore the motives, and expose the many factors that drive people to rampage attacks. Finally, he addresses violence prevention and the importance of identifying at-risk individuals before it is too late
Print Book, English, 2015
Rowman & Littlefield, Lanham, 2015
xviii, 279 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
9781442233560, 1442233567
Laying the foundation
Psychopathic secondary school shooters
Psychotic secondary school shooters
Traumatized secondary school shooters
College shooters: Targeted attacks
College shooters: Random and ambiguous attacks
Aberrant adult shooters
Patterns among school shooters
Preventing school shootings: Threat assessment and warning signs
Key findings Additional Information at Google Books