In his new book, TCR contributing editor David Krajicek explores the written and recorded leavings of mass killers. In this excerpt, he describes some of their common characteristics, including a “pseudocommando mindset” and “heroic revenge fantasy.”
The state’s program has stopped bomb threats, suicides, murders, and prevented people from getting continuously bullied or threatened. It isn’t perfect, but it has saved lives and even won support from the ACLU, writes a former LAPD commander.
Are incidents like the Florida school shootings on the rise? Not likely, according to two researchers who say the outrage, anxiety and fear generated by so-called “active shooter” events ignores data showing that the rate at which they occur hasn’t changed in decades.
The spate of school shootings in recent years, including the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Conn., has prompted Congress to give the Justice Department an unprecedented budget that may reach $150 million to improve school safety. Will all of this spending help reduce school violence? Research shows incidents of school violence are on the rise. Following nearly two decades of steady decline, the number of victims of school violence increased about 10 percent from 2010 to 2012, […]
Fourteen years ago, President Bill Clinton convened a White House Conference on School Safety. The purpose was to identify the causes of school and community violence, as well as to identify strategies for improving school safety. As a newly elected district attorney, I was invited to participate in the conference. Throughout the conference and for months after that, the participants spent a great deal of time debating access to guns, target hardening and availability of community mental health services. As […]