‘The ghosts of mass murderers’

Scott explains that ‘meaningless’ murders always make sense in the mind of the killer

The Ghosts of Mass Killers

The Ghosts of Mass Killers

The Ghosts of Mass Killers

PORTLAND, Oregon, Nov. 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — While mass killings may seem pointless, they always make sense in the mind of the killer, says therapist and author P. Shavaun Scott of Portland, Oregon, whose new book, “The Minds of Mass Killers”, examines the psychological factors that motivate random attacks in public places.

Scott, a psychiatric therapist with 30 years of experience in criminal psychology, explains that there is always a “road to violence” that takes weeks, months, or even years before an incident of mass violence occurs.

Public rampage attacks are increasing in frequency, becoming more deadly over time and expanding to more locations. Mass murderers who use weapons, bombs and even motor vehicles share similar motivations and are typically motivated by hate-filled extremism, including racism, religious hatred and misogyny. While these individuals usually trade alone, they network and recruit online through extremist communities.

Although they share personality traits, they are not usually mentally ill as Scott discusses the myths and facts about mass murder in her new book The Mind of Mass Killers: Understanding and Interrupting the Path to Violence (McFarland & Co, 2021).

Since most mass murderers predict or “leak” their plans in advance, the path can be interrupted if we understand the signs and know what to do.

Scott is available for talks and media interviews. For more information:

P. Shavaun Scott
(503) 444-0314
shavaunscott@gmail.com
pshavunscott.com

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