School Violence and the Active Shooter-Abstract
Wafeeq Sabir, Ph.D
Increasing juvenile violence and gun access has established a closer examination of school shootings and the social and psychological aspects that causes an adolescent to shoot and kill others. Politicians, psychologists, child experts, and others cast blame on a changing American culture that absorbs a liking to violent music, reality television, and violent video games. Researchers also suggest a meltdown in the moral structure that began with the removal of corporal punishment and prayer in school. Reasons vary but the typical school shooter is a White American adolescent male.