School shootings and guns

Wayne A. Petherick, Brent Turvey, Jared Kreeger

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School shootings are a global phenomenon, as they occur in almost every country around the world. However, the United States ranks number one in terms of the total number of school shooters and total number of victims in a single incident. Despite the media attention such incidents receive, they are uncommon and as such are deviant both statistically and ideologically as an extreme form of anti-social (and homicidal) behavior.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCrime and Deviance
EditorsWayne Petherick, Claire Ferguson
Place of PublicationSitka
PublisherForensic Press, LLC
Number of pages53
ISBN (Print)9780615319186
Publication statusPublished - 2009


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