Handbook of Research on Mass Shootings and Multiple Victim Violence

2019: Year of the Most Mass Killings Since 1970s

By Brittany Haynes on Jan 13, 2020
As escalating violence, acts of terrorism, and mass killings in public continues to become a topic of importance internationally and as gun control persists as a hot button issue of debate, a database compiled by The Associated Press, USA Today, and Northeastern University noted 2019 had the highest amount of mass killings than any other year at least as far back as the 1970s in the United States. In many of these cases, the motivation, or what set off the shooter or perpetrator, continues to be unknown.

In total, there were reportedly 41 mass killings (where four or more people were killed, not including the assailant), and 33 of these killings were categorized as mass shootings with more than 210 people killed. These numbers are staggering and leave many researchers, police officers, prevention experts, and other professionals looking for more information about multiple victim violence and mass shootings.

IGI Global publishes the most innovative content on mass shootings, multiple victim violence, and crime prevention in the Handbook of Research on Mass Shootings and Multiple Victim Violence, edited by Dr. Gordon A. Crews from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, USA, which outlines the history of mass violence, the evolution of K-12 school and higher education shootings, the motivation of the assailant(s), and prevention methods. This essential publication is featured in IGI Global’s InfoSci®-Books database (5,300+ e-books). Recommend IGI Global’s InfoSci-Books database to your library to have access to this critical research, along with the featured chapters below, which are available in the aforementioned Handbook of Research, and receive 100% OA APC waivers when your work is submitted and accepted into an IGI Global journal and/or book.

Law Enforcement's Response to Mass Shootings and Multiple Victim Violence
Prof. Peter Arthur Barone (Webber International University, USA)
Copyright: © 2020 | Pages: 21

Mother Knows Best: A Brief Examination of the 1982-2019 US Mass Shootings Data From Mother Jones's Investigation
Dr. Gordon Arthur Crews (The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, USA) and Prof. Garrison Allen Crews (Marshall University, USA)
Copyright: © 2020 | Pages: 15

Exploring the Phenomenon of Mass Murder in Public Places
Prof. Selina E. M. Kerr (Independent Researcher, UK) and Prof. Mary Ann Markey (Grand Canyon University, USA)
Copyright: © 2020 | Pages: 34

Mass Killings Past, Present, and Future
Prof. Sheri Jenkins Keenan (The University of Memphis, USA) and Prof. Jeffrey P. Rush (Troy University, USA)
Copyright: © 2020 | Pages: 17

Will Teachers Shoot?: An Analysis of the Prospects of Arming Classroom Teachers in an Attempt to Stop School Shootings
Prof. Howard A. Kurtz (Southwestern Oklahoma State University, USA)
Copyright: © 2020 | Pages: 18

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