publication . Article . Other literature type . 2012

rampage violence requires a new type of research

Harris, John M.; Harris, Robin B.;
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  • Published: 01 Jun 2012 Journal: American Journal of Public Health, volume 102, pages 1,054-1,057 (issn: 0090-0036, eissn: 1541-0048, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: American Public Health Association
Abstract
Tragedies such as school shootings and the assault on Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords share features that define them as acts of “rampage violence.” These types of events can lead to despair about their inevitability and unpredictability.To understand and prevent rampage violence, we need to acknowledge that current discipline-based violence research is not well suited to this specific challenge. There are numerous important, unanswered research questions that can inform policies designed to prevent rampage violence.It is time to develop alternative research approaches to reduce the risk of rampage violence. Such approaches should incorporate transdisciplinary ...
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free text keywords: Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health, Injury prevention, Environmental health, Human factors and ergonomics, Suicide prevention, Organizational structure, Medicine, business.industry, business, Occupational safety and health, Accident prevention, Commentary
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