Tag: mass shooting
The true crime audience skews largely female, sparking some to question why the genre is so popular among some women. But in Rachel Monroe's book 'Savage Appetites,' she reverses that gaze, turning the lens toward four women who she thinks embody or challenge four classic archetypes of the genre: Detective, Victim, Defender and Killer.
On July 20, 2012, 12 people were killed and dozens more injured at a midnight showing of Batman: The Dark Knight Rises, when James Holmes opened fire in an Colorado theater. We spoke with forensic psychiatrist Dr. William H. Reid, who did extensive interviews with Holmes, about the mass shooter's mental state.
Quite often it is only in hindsight that the friends and family of a mass-shooting perpetrator realize that the bloodbath was actually the climax of a series of foretelling clues from an angry, violent, paranoid, withdrawn person, who happens to have a newfound fixation with guns. Such devastating epiphanies beg the question: Can we predict tomorrow's mass shooter?