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Week 363
December 10, 2007
Practical Police Psychology
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)

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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ARVADA, Colo. — Over the weekend, a gunman armed with hundreds of rounds of ammo went on two shooting rampages in separate church-related locations.

It was reported that Matthew Murray, 24, used assault rifles to kill 4 people at a church and at a missionary facility.

A security guard at the church stopped Murray by fatally shooting him ... Full Story

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