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The Minds, Lives and Motivations of Mass Attackers

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Monday, May 13, 2024
The Minds, Lives and Motivations of Mass Attackers

Following a school shooting or ideological attack, we often wonder if there were warning signs that we missed. We think we know what a “typical” shooter looks like, but do we really? Is there even such a thing as a “typical” shooter? Who are these people, and what are the psychological dynamics driving their behavior? What is going on behind the scenes prior to an attack? What factors mitigate risks, and when do they deserve a closer look? What are the psychological barriers to reporting or investigating suspicious behaviors?

Join Dr. Peter Langman, a leading expert on this topic, on Monday, May 13 at UMass Amherst to learn more about perpetrators of mass attacks: who they are, what drives them, and what warning signs to look for.

In this full-day conference, Dr. Langman will use real case studies to illustrate pathways to violence, protective factors, and reasons that suspicious behaviors are often overlooked.

The conference is free of charge and open to the public and is particularly geared to those working in law enforcement, first responders, K-12 schools, higher education, hospitals, public health, and other public-facing disciplines.

Registration will open soon.