Risk factors in school shootings.

  title={Risk factors in school shootings.},
  author={Stef F. F. Verlinden and Michel Hersen and Julian Thomas},
  journal={Clinical psychology review},
  volume={20 1},
Nine incidents of multiple-victim homicide in American secondary schools are examined and common risk factors are identified. The literature dealing with individual, family, social, societal, and situational risk factors for youth violence and aggression is reviewed along with existing risk assessment methods. Checklists of risk factors for serious youth violence and school violence are used in reviewing each school shooting case. Commonalties among the cases and implications for psychologists… CONTINUE READING