A circle of distortion: the social construction of mass murder in the United States

@inproceedings{Duwe2005ACO,
  title={A circle of distortion: the social construction of mass murder in the United States},
  author={Grant Duwe},
  year={2005}
}
Over the past twenty years, claimsmakers have asserted that the mid-1960s marked the beginning of an unprecedented and ever-growing mass murder wave in the United States. Recent research has shown, however, that mass murder was just as common during the 1920s and 30s as it has been since the mid-1960s. Using the FBI’s Supplementary Homicide Reports (SHR) and newspaper, network television news, and newsweekly magazine coverage as sources of data, this study examines why and how mass murder was… CONTINUE READING

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