Author(s) Knecht, Thomas
Year 2012
Title Schul-Amok im Status Nascendi
Published in Archiv für Kriminologie, Vol. 229, No. 1-2
Pages 1–10
Abstract In the last few years, amok-like killings and especially so-called "school shootings" have received a great deal of public attention both in the Old and the New world. Meanwhile, criminal psychological research has gained a thorough insight into this dangerous development in young people. Thus, the possibility to assess the concrete threat of such a multiple killing before it is carried out has been considerably improved, as many prognostic criteria have been worked out in the meantime. The case report presented shows that it is possible to exercise a favourable influence on this critical negative trend.
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