The Minds of Mass Killers: Understanding and Interrupting the Pathway to Violence

The Minds of Mass Killers: Understanding and Interrupting the Pathway to Violence

by P. Shavaun Scott
The Minds of Mass Killers: Understanding and Interrupting the Pathway to Violence

The Minds of Mass Killers: Understanding and Interrupting the Pathway to Violence

by P. Shavaun Scott

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Overview

Public mass killings are becoming more common. Though the chances of being harmed or killed in a mass shooting are slim, each incident affects the public's sense of safety. There are many myths and falsehoods concerning mass murderers. As a result, the public lacks reliable knowledge about the reasons behind such killings, preventing the development of comprehensive strategies to mitigate the violence.

Written by a mental health therapist with thirty years of clinical experience in violence prevention, this book clarifies the realities of mass killings. Using research from forensic psychology, it provides a foundation for understanding the "pathway to violence" identified in the personal histories of many mass murderers. Drawing from criminology, neuroscience and developmental and social psychology, the author makes the case that we are all capable of creating a safer society.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781476645728
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 11/12/2021
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Pages: 372
File size: 3 MB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

P. Shavaun Scott is a psychotherapist in both California and Oregon. In her 30-year-career she has assisted thousands of clients who have been victims or perpetrators of violent crime. She has been a member of multidisciplinary treatment teams in behavioral health agencies and has worked as a therapist in forensic programs with the criminally insane. She is passionate about violence prevention.
P. Shavaun Scott is a psychotherapist in both California and Oregon. In her 30-year-career she has assisted thousands of clients who have been victims or perpetrators of violent crime. She has been a member of multidisciplinary treatment teams in behavioral health agencies and has worked as a therapist in forensic programs with the criminally insane. She is passionate about violence prevention.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Preface
 1. At War with Ourselves
 2. Trends and Typologies
 3. The Pathway to Violence Stage 1: Grievance
 4. The Pathway to Violence Stage 2: Ideation and Foreshadowing
 5. The Pathway to Violence Stages 3 & 4: Research and Planning
 6. The Pathway to Violence Stages 5 & 6: Breach and Attack
 7. Into the Mind
 8. Personality and Bullying
 9. Complicating Factors: Autism Spectrum Disorder, Traumatic Brain Injury, and Trauma
10. Racial, Ethnic, and Politically Motivated Violence
11. ­­Gender-Based Violence
12. The Conspiracy Mindset
13. Our Electronic Culture
14. Guns, Guns, and More Guns
15. What We Can Do
Afterword
Chapter Notes
Bibliography
Index
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