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Profiling institutions

April 25, 2007

From Mark Ames at AlterNet, an interesting thought:  since the Secret Service has pretty much said there isn’t any way to profile mass shooters, how about profiling the institutions where they strike?

I don’t think it’s blaming the victims, but rather putting the institution (that the victims share in common with the killer) under a microscope.  I doubt it will become a complete explanation; by itself it would be too simplistic.  More like one more component in the “perfect storm” concept, of multiple factors lining up like the pins in a lock tumbler, to release such attacks.  Hmm…

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  1. April 26, 2007 at 09:00 | #1

    It’s an interesting idea, but how large a subset of schools will such profiling yield?

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