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What’s in the mind of a solo attacker? Man with gun image via shutterstock.com

What drives lone offenders?

Lone offender – sometimes called "lone wolf" – attacks may become a more prevalent threat. What can we understand about them and the people who carry them out?
One can’t accurately predict a rampage shooting based on exposure to violent video games or any other single factor. ScreenShots of Call of Duty 4 Modern Warfare/Brother Games screenshot

Violent video games and real violence: there’s a link but it’s not so simple

There is agreement that violent video games lead to aggression. But one can't accurately predict a rampage shooting based on exposure to violent video games or any other single factor.
Officers arrive at the Orlando Police Headquarters during the investigation of a shooting at the Pulse nightclub. Reuters/Steve Nesius

Six things Americans should know about mass shootings

In the wake of the tragedy in Orlando, a criminologist reviews recent research to dispel common misconceptions about mass shootings.

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