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Active Shooter by Charles Shepherd, Kevin Doss

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Appendix B

Psychological Characteristics of Murderers

There is no specific age for an active shooter, so how can an active shooter be classified and categorized by personality and behavioral traits if the age range is from 12 to 88? Can violent video games or movies be the defining factor that causes a shooter to begin his or her deadly rampage? Did the 12-year-old or 88-year-old watch violent movies or play violent video games? Scholars call two or three cases not within the normal range anomalous. Even so, people died, and these cases were classified as active shooters. There is an enormous difference in life experiences, challenges, and variables that affect an individual, including medical treatment.

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