Accession Number:

ADA589749

Title:

Mass Shootings in the United States: Common Characteristics and Predictive Behaviors

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLLEGE FORT LEAVENWORTH KS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2013-06-14

Pagination or Media Count:

78.0

Abstract:

Seemingly random armed attacks against groups of unarmed individuals occur at a higher rate in the United States than other countries. In response, during the preceding decade institutions increased security, law enforcement agencies changed response procedures, and communities acted to mitigate threats. Despite these efforts, the incidents continue to occur at a steady rate each year. This thesis studies mass shooting incidents based on available information to determine common characteristics. The purpose is to compare the individual characteristics across multiple cases to facilitate a better understanding of commonalities and predictive behaviors.

Subject Categories:

  • Sociology and Law
  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE