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eBook Mass Shootings in America: Understanding the Debates, Causes, and Responses, 1st Edition

  • Jaclyn Schildkraut
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  • ISBN-10: 1440856257
  • ISBN-13: 9781440856259
  • DDC: 364.152
  • 368 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released February 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018
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Overview

This book is an informed and informative resource for understanding the reasons for and consequences of mass shootings in America. It includes essays from experts in the fields of criminal justice, sociology, and psychology about key issues surrounding the phenomenon of mass shootings and a collection of opinion pieces that provide insights into debates surrounding gun laws and other issues related to mass shootings. The title also features an encyclopedia section containing entries on every mass shooting in the United States from 1966 to 2016 and a collection of illuminating and historically important primary documents pertaining to mass shooting events and the broader problem of violence in America. Accessible, authoritative, and comprehensive, this book is for budding scholars, seasoned researchers, and members of the general public, to provide a better understanding of mass shootings and their causes as well as steps that might be taken to reduce their severity and frequency.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication.
Editor’s Note.
Contents.
Foreword.
Acknowledgments.
Introduction.
Understanding Mass Shootings in America.
1: The Role of Firearms in Mass Shootings.
2: Mass Shooters and Mental Illness.
3: Violent Media and Video Game Effects.
4: School Shootings.
5: School Security Responses after Mass Shootings.
6: Gender and Mass Shootings.
7: Mass Shootings as Hate Crimes.
8: Mass Shootings as Acts of Terrorism.
9: Issues and Challenges for Law Enforcement Responding to Mass Shootings.
10: Insight from Averted Mass Shootings.
11: Responses to Mass Shootings.
Encyclopedia of Mass Shooting Events, 1966–2016.
12: 1960s.
13: 1970s.
14: 1980s.
15: 1990s.
16: 2000s.
17: 2010s.
Mass Shootings Q&A: The Experts Weigh In.
18: Guns Affect Society Positively and the Data Proves It.
19: Gun Ownership Should Be Protected; Gun Stockpiling Should Not.
20: Our Gun Laws Are Fine, the System That Implements Them Is Broken.
21: Guns Are Not the Problem.
22: Access to Guns Leads to Increased School Violence.
23: Preventing Mass Shootings: Using Theory to Drive Evidence-Based Practice.
24: A Problem Entailing Many Policy Ideas—But Few Likely to Have Complete Success.
25: Government Options to Stop School Shootings.
26: Let the Locals Decide How to Stop School Shootings.
Pivotal Documents in Mass Shootings Research.
27: Gun Control Act of 1968.
28: The Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act (Enacted November 30, 1993 by President Bill Clinton).
29: The Public Safety and Recreational Firearms Use Protection Act.
30: President Clinton’s Remarks on School Violence Following Columbine (1999).
31: Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Report on Threat Assessment of School Shooters (2000).
32: The Report of Governor Bill Owens’ Columbine Review Commission (2001).
33: President Bush’s Weekly Radio Address Following Virginia Tech (2007).
34: Virginia Tech Review Panel Report (2007).
35: The NICS Improvement Amendments Act of 2007.
36: New York City Police Departments Report Active Shooter: Recommendations and Analysis for Risk Mitigation (2012).
37: President Obama’s Remarks on Gun Violence Following Sandy Hook (2013).
38: U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing on Gun Violence (2013).
39: Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Study of Active Shooter Incidents (2014).
40: Final Report of the Sandy Hook Advisory Commission (2015).
Recommended Readings.
About the Editor and Contributors.
Index.
Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication.
Editor’s Note.
Contents.
Foreword.
Acknowledgments.
Introduction.
Understanding Mass Shootings in America.
1: The Role of Firearms in Mass Shootings.
2: Mass Shooters and Mental Illness.
3: Violent Media and Video Game Effects.
4: School Shootings.
5: School Security Responses after Mass Shootings.
6: Gender and Mass Shootings.
7: Mass Shootings as Hate Crimes.
8: Mass Shootings as Acts of Terrorism.
9: Issues and Challenges for Law Enforcement Responding to Mass Shootings.
10: Insight from Averted Mass Shootings.
11: Responses to Mass Shootings.
Encyclopedia of Mass Shooting Events, 1966–2016.
12: 1960s.
13: 1970s.
14: 1980s.
15: 1990s.
16: 2000s.
17: 2010s.
Mass Shootings Q&A: The Experts Weigh In.
18: Guns Affect Society Positively and the Data Proves It.
19: Gun Ownership Should Be Protected; Gun Stockpiling Should Not.
20: Our Gun Laws Are Fine, the System That Implements Them Is Broken.
21: Guns Are Not the Problem.
22: Access to Guns Leads to Increased School Violence.
23: Preventing Mass Shootings: Using Theory to Drive Evidence-Based Practice.
24: A Problem Entailing Many Policy Ideas—But Few Likely to Have Complete Success.
25: Government Options to Stop School Shootings.
26: Let the Locals Decide How to Stop School Shootings.
Pivotal Documents in Mass Shootings Research.
27: Gun Control Act of 1968.
28: The Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act (Enacted November 30, 1993 by President Bill Clinton).
29: The Public Safety and Recreational Firearms Use Protection Act.
30: President Clinton’s Remarks on School Violence Following Columbine (1999).
31: Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Report on Threat Assessment of School Shooters (2000).
32: The Report of Governor Bill Owens’ Columbine Review Commission (2001).
33: President Bush’s Weekly Radio Address Following Virginia Tech (2007).
34: Virginia Tech Review Panel Report (2007).
35: The NICS Improvement Amendments Act of 2007.
36: New York City Police Departments Report Active Shooter: Recommendations and Analysis for Risk Mitigation (2012).
37: President Obama’s Remarks on Gun Violence Following Sandy Hook (2013).
38: U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing on Gun Violence (2013).
39: Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Study of Active Shooter Incidents (2014).
40: Final Report of the Sandy Hook Advisory Commission (2015).
Recommended Readings.
About the Editor and Contributors.
Index.
Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication.
Editor’s Note.
Contents.
Foreword.
Acknowledgments.
Introduction.
Understanding Mass Shootings in America.
1: The Role of Firearms in Mass Shootings.
2: Mass Shooters and Mental Illness.
3: Violent Media and Video Game Effects.
4: School Shootings.
5: School Security Responses after Mass Shootings.
6: Gender and Mass Shootings.
7: Mass Shootings as Hate Crimes.
8: Mass Shootings as Acts of Terrorism.
9: Issues and Challenges for Law Enforcement Responding to Mass Shootings.
10: Insight from Averted Mass Shootings.
11: Responses to Mass Shootings.
Encyclopedia of Mass Shooting Events, 1966–2016.
12: 1960s.
13: 1970s.
14: 1980s.
15: 1990s.
16: 2000s.
17: 2010s.
Mass Shootings Q&A: The Experts Weigh In.
18: Guns Affect Society Positively and the Data Proves It.
19: Gun Ownership Should Be Protected; Gun Stockpiling Should Not.
20: Our Gun Laws Are Fine, the System That Implements Them Is Broken.
21: Guns Are Not the Problem.
22: Access to Guns Leads to Increased School Violence.
23: Preventing Mass Shootings: Using Theory to Drive Evidence-Based Practice.
24: A Problem Entailing Many Policy Ideas—But Few Likely to Have Complete Success.
25: Government Options to Stop School Shootings.
26: Let the Locals Decide How to Stop School Shootings.
Pivotal Documents in Mass Shootings Research.
27: Gun Control Act of 1968.
28: The Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act (Enacted November 30, 1993 by President Bill Clinton).
29: The Public Safety and Recreational Firearms Use Protection Act.
30: President Clinton’s Remarks on School Violence Following Columbine (1999).
31: Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Report on Threat Assessment of School Shooters (2000).
32: The Report of Governor Bill Owens’ Columbine Review Commission (2001).
33: President Bush’s Weekly Radio Address Following Virginia Tech (2007).
34: Virginia Tech Review Panel Report (2007).
35: The NICS Improvement Amendments Act of 2007.
36: New York City Police Departments Report Active Shooter: Recommendations and Analysis for Risk Mitigation (2012).
37: President Obama’s Remarks on Gun Violence Following Sandy Hook (2013).
38: U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing on Gun Violence (2013).
39: Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Study of Active Shooter Incidents (2014).
40: Final Report of the Sandy Hook Advisory Commission (2015).
Recommended Readings.
About the Editor and Contributors.
Index.