Handbook of Research on Mass Shootings and Multiple Victim Violence, 1st Edition

  • Gordon A. Crews
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  • ISBN-10: 1799801144
  • ISBN-13: 9781799801146
  • DDC: 364.152
  • 531 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2020 | Published/Released March 2020
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2020

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The phenomena of mass shootings appear to be on the rise. Within the past decade, shootings have occurred in schools, religious institutions, concerts, movie theaters, and other public venues, as well as at home in the form of domestic mass shootings. This phenomenon is influenced by factors such as access to guns, mental illness, desire for fame, revenge from being bullied, and copycat killing to name a few. Mass shootings are a serious problem for society and must be explored further in order to provide preventive solutions. This pivotal reference source provides vital research on contributing factors to gun violence, characteristics of shooters and victims, solutions for preventing incidents from occurring, and the impact they have on the community. Topics include school safety, cyberbullying, and mental illness. For law enforcement, government officials, psychologists, psychiatrists, sociologists, politicians, policymakers, law makers, academicians, researchers, and students.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Advances in Criminology, Victimology, Serial Violence, and the Deep Web (ACVSVDW) Book Series.
Editorial Advisory Board.
List of Contributors.
Table of Contents.
Detailed Table of Contents.
1: Acknowledgement.
2: An Overview of Mass Shootings and Multiple Victim Violence.
3: Mass Killings Past, Present, and Future.
4: A Fifty-Year Survey: An Analysis of U.S. Mass Shooting Events, 1962-2013.
5: Mother Knows Best: A Brief Examination of the 1982-2019 US Mass Shootings Data from Mother Jones’s Investigation.
6: Mass Shootings: An International Perspective.
7: Understanding the Characteristics and Types of Mass Shootings and Multiple Victim Violence.
8: School Mass Shootings in America.
9: Mass Shootings as Terrorism in an Era of Homeland Security.
10: Mass Shootings in Rural American Schools.
11: Exploring the Phenomenon of Mass Murder in Public Places.
12: Killers on Campus: Mass Shooters in Higher Education.
13: Questions and Issues Dealing with the Causes of Mass Shootings and Multiple Victim Violence.
14: Potential Causes of Mass School Shooting Incidents: A Look Into Bullying, Mental Illness, and Zero-Tolerance Policies.
15: Don’t Get Mad, Get Even! Overcontrol and Multiple Victim Violence.
16: Adolescent and Adult Mass Shooters: Trauma, Mental Health Problems, and Early Prevention.
17: K-12 Alma Mater School Shootings with ≥2 Killed, 1990-2018.
18: Violent Video Games as Scapegoat After School Shootings in the United States.
19: Practical Approaches to Dealing with Mass Shootings and Multiple Victim Violence.
20: Law Enforcement’s Response to Mass Shootings and Multiple Victim Violence.
21: The Evolution of Active Shooter Protocols on College Campuses.
22: Will Teachers Shoot? An Analysis of the Prospects of Arming Classroom Teachers in an Attempt to Stop School Shootings.
23: The Aftermath of the 2017 Las Vegas Mass Shooting: How Survivors and Their Loved Ones Demonstrate Worthiness of Assistance Through Crowdfunding.
24: Gun Ownership and Gun Purchasing: Before and After Mass Shootings.
25: Policy Responses to Mass Shootings and Multiple Victim Violence.
26: The Role of Teachers and School Leaders in Mass Shootings and Multiple Victim Violence.
27: Zero Tolerance as a Policy Response to Mass Shootings.
28: State-Level Policy Response to Mass Shootings: A Timeseries Analysis.
29: The Chardon, Ohio High School Shooting: Tertiary Victimization.
30: “What We Need Is Bullet Control”: Could Regulation of Bullets Reduce Mass Shootings?.
Compilation of References.
About the Contributors.