oru.sePublications
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
THE FINAL VICTIM: Do mass shooters who commit suicide differ from those who do not?
Örebro University, School of Law, Psychology and Social Work.
Örebro University, School of Law, Psychology and Social Work.
2017 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Many mass-shooters commit suicide. Both mass shooting and suicide has been linked to Strain Theory. Studies have shown that workplace shootings often occur after the shooter has been fired. Studies have found that school shooters often have been exposed to bullying and social exclusion. Research on mass shooters who are terrorists has yielded conflicting results. The purpose of this study was to examine which types of mass shootings that end with the perpetrator committing suicide. The sample consisted of 345 cases from the United States, as well as some high profile cases from other countries. The results showed that there is an association between the perpetrator's relationship to both the victim and the type of target, and that the perpetrator committing suicide. This has potential implications for the link between the mass shootings and Strain theory. Increased knowledge about this may contribute to more effective crime prevention strategies.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , p. 29
Keywords [en]
Mass-shooting, mass-murder, Strain Theory, suicide, school shooting, terrorism
National Category
Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-60710OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-60710DiVA, id: diva2:1139819
Subject / course
Criminology
Supervisors
Examiners
Available from: 2017-09-08 Created: 2017-09-08

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(453 kB)121 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 453 kBChecksum SHA-512
04b4e543d76004dd87d264bdcac2c66c0de8240f15a59a6d194a5049ec464464e47eee36696098763de1666d9d4c8bbb359aecbd14e20bd40def516c4115c319
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

By organisation
School of Law, Psychology and Social Work
Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 121 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

urn-nbn

Altmetric score

urn-nbn
Total: 331 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf