Explaining rare acts of violence: the limits of evidence from population research.

@article{Swanson2011ExplainingRA,
  title={Explaining rare acts of violence: the limits of evidence from population research.},
  author={Jeffrey W. Swanson},
  journal={Psychiatric services},
  year={2011},
  volume={62 11},
  pages={1369-71}
}
After the tragic mass shooting in Tucson, experts struggled to explain why such horrific events occur, in order to prevent them in the future. The author argues that homicides perpetrated with firearms against strangers by individuals with mental disorders occur far too infrequently in the population to allow explanatory statistical modeling and… CONTINUE READING