The Mass Shooter Database
Perpetrators of these horrific crimes have a lot in common—including deep despair.
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Why does someone become a mass shooter? Researchers are interviewing perpetrators and their victims—and those who narrowly averted committing a mass shooting—and discovering a common thread of psychological despair. Can their work be applied to the prevention of future violence?
Guest: Jillian Peterson, forensic psychologist, violence researcher, and author of The Violence Project.
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Podcast production by Elena Schwartz and Madeline Ducharme, with help from Anna Phillips, Jared Downing, and Laura Spencer.