Skip to comments.Experts: Mass murderers are hard to predict
Posted on 05/26/2014 8:45:17 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
GOLETA, Calif. (AP) - Colorado movie theater shooter James Holmes. Sandy Hook school attacker Adam Lanza. And now Elliot Rodger.
All were young loners with no criminal history who went on shooting sprees, leaving devastated families in their wake.
Mass murderers tend to have a history of pent-up frustration and failures, are socially isolated and vengeful, blaming others for their unhappiness, experts say.
"They all display deluded thinking and a lot of rage about feeling so marginalized," James Garbarino, a professor of psychology at Loyola University Chicago, said in an email.
Since mass killings are rare, scholars say there's no way to predict who has deadly intentions, let alone who will reach a breaking point and take action.
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It’s not that hard really...they’re either democraps or liberals.
Biggest copout ever. His parents were trying for weeks to get someone to do something. How far does that reduce the pool? Let's be mathematical here.
Of course part of the problem is that if one is seen as an actual threat to undertake mass murder, he/she is usually locked up or committed to a hospital somewhere, thereby aborting the immediate threat,longterm hopefully providing rehab or treatment that will decrease the threat in the future, and in essence making the prediction of violence appear to have been invalid - just one of the many joys of trying to predict human behavior.....
>> His parents were trying for weeks to get someone to do something.
Similar story for Adam Lanza. Jared Loehner was also ignored. And the theater shooter too!
Mental illness is one area where govt can help... well, at least on the local level.
Anyhow, it is good enough for "professional journalism" work, no?
What percentage are taking anti-depressants?
2. the news media promises a psycho worldwide fame and imortality if they would only shoot a few people at the same time
3. anything can and will happen in a country of 300 million people. it is the news media focus which makes this a event or a crisis. it's not
4. the news media make these mass shootings the top news for months because they are socialists bent on taking away our gun rights.
5. don't fall into the trap of talking about this bs or the media's celebrated shooters. just point out what the media is doing.
6. the media is just waiting for one of the psychos to take their promise of fame and immortality .they salivate waiting for it
Wait according to the Obama DHS all these mass shootings were suppose to be conducted by returning Veterans.
So why do we need 'gun control' to stop them if they are so rare?
how many events happen ever year in the USA, a trilion to the trilionth power events,2.5 million home invasions per year, what 3 mass shootings per year at the egging of news media. this is not worth talking about the news media created celebrities. it's statistically nonexistent but the news media make mass shootings the top stories of the year.
the media is manipulating all of you . it's not a crisis. the gov shouldn't do anything as this is not a crisis as global warming is not. the gov should go away
yes that’s what i was saying too. we don’t
All of them were either current patients or recent patients of psychological treatment or counseling. We need to ban such treatment immediately as it apparently does nothing to stop crazy people from killing others.
Doesn’t that pretty much describe our president?
Coincidentally, Lanza and now Rodger have both reportedly been undergoing treatment for Asberger's Syndrome, and Holmes was also undergoing mental treatment for an unspecified condition. Wonder what drugs they had been prescribed?
The Youtube video pegged the "gaydar". The hateful, self-absorbed, delusions of grandeur would be offputting to most people.
maybe part of the study needs to show that these children might need actual parents instead of psychopaths. His father was some artist that had pictures of naked women at national monuments. my dad made gasoline and other refined products.
Is 7 “mass” now?
That’s a weekend in Chicago
Hint - they never are.
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