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Active Shooter by Charles Shepherd, Kevin Doss

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Motivations and Triggers

Summary

As soon as the first shot is fired, people want to know what the active shooter was thinking—what caused or pushed the shooter to commit murder and why this individual was not stopped by the proper authorities, medical staff members, or family members before carrying out such a hideous act. Criminal investigators, law enforcement profilers, medical professionals, and academics all attempt to find common denominators, behavioral traits or personality traits that will hopefully prevent another senseless act of death and destruction. Behavioral profiling that might expose warning signs or a long series of issues, including medical, physical, or psychological, is a logical step in isolating the active shooter from ...

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