Mass violence: Why do they do it? What can we do about it?
A Douglas County officer guards the parking near an Omaha, Neb. mall where a gunman killed eight people and wounded five. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
By Dr. Laurence Miller, PoliceOne columnist
Q: It seems like every time you turn around, somebody's shooting up a school, workplace, or public area. Is there anything the public can do to protect themselves? And what’s law enforcement’s role in preventing and responding to mass violence attacks?
A: In virtually all of the cases that have been studied by behavioral scientists, there has emerged a predictable pattern in the evolution of most mass violence incidents ...Full Story
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