The purpose of this assignment is to provide you with the opportunity to research at least two or three school
shootings or attempted school shootings over the past two decades to determine how social process and trait
theories relate to school shootings.
Additionally, your assignment on attempted or actual school shootings should address the following questions:
Historically, what motivates a person to commit school shootings? Does peer pressure influence such
shootings? If so, how?
What personality traits are common among school shooters?
What is the average age of a school shooter?
How many of the school shooters were students at the school where the shooting happened or had some level
of relationship with the school?
What can school districts, local law enforcement, community leaders, and state and federal governments do to
minimize the probability of future school shootings?
What, if any, innovations in technology can contribute to minimizing school shootings?
Your scholarly activity assignment must be a minimum of two pages in length, not including the title page and
the reference page (title and reference pages do not count toward the total page requirement). You must
include a minimum of three sources, one of which may be the textbook. All references must be in APA format,
and each reference must relate to at least one in-text citation.
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