The U.S. has seen a three-fold increase in mass homicides over the past 15 years. It is the only type of homicide on the rise, defying much of the sociological and psychological research on the subject due to its unique motive: fame. Only mass media and social media can grant shooters this dying wish and confirm to other isolated, depressed and narcissistic men that their names and faces will be remembered. In this lecture, Dr. Johnston will discuss concrete actions that can be taken by media, researchers and citizens to turn back the rising tide of mass shootings.
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