By Nils Böckler, Thorsten Seeger, Peter Sitzer, Wilhelm Heitmeyer

College shootings are an issue of study in various diverse disciplines—from psychology, to sociology to criminology, pedagogy, and public health—each with their very own set of theories. a lot of those theories are logically interconnected, whereas a few fluctuate commonly and appear incompatible with one another, resulting in divergent effects approximately power technique of prevention. during this cutting edge paintings, best researchers regarding college shootings introduce their findings and theoretical thoughts in a single mixed systematic quantity. The contributions to this paintings spotlight either the complementary findings from assorted fields, in addition to instances the place they diverge or contradict one another. The paintings is split into 4 major sections: an outline of present theoretical techniques and empirical versions; program of those theories to foreign instances, together with Columbine (USA), Emsdetten (Germany), and Tuusula (Finland); a critique of the impression of the media, either within the portrayals of prior occasions and its impression on destiny occasions; and eventually an outline of latest types for prevention and intervention, and measures in their good fortune. the result's a entire resource for present study on university shootings, and should offer a course for destiny learn.

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As control itself is an ambivalent construct, there is a danger that loss of control, in conjunction with destructive, violent fantasies stimulated by the media, may result in an over-identification with control-exercising role models. Here the focus shifts from controlling one’s own life-plans to controlling other people. The quest for recognition and control causes individuals to redefine themselves in their fantasies in order to regain control over their own damaged social identity by violent means.

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