Rampage Killings

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Rampage Killings

Last week the New York Times ran a five-part series on so-called "rampage" killings -- statistically rare but lethal outbursts that differ from the vast majority of homicides in the number of people killed, the higher likelihood of...

Last week the New York Times ran a five-part series on so-called "rampage" killings -- statistically rare but lethal outbursts that differ from the vast majority of homicides in the number of people killed, the higher likelihood of mental illness in the perpetrator, the killer's lack of interest in getting away with the crime, and other characteristics. To mark the anniversary this week of the tragic Columbine High School murder-suicides, a panel talks about the terrifying phenomenon of "rampage killings" and why they're apparently on the rise since the early nineties.

Guests

Dr. Alfred Blumstein

professor of urban systems and operations research at Carnegie Mellon University

Dr. Kay Redfield Jamison

psychiatrist, professor at Johns Hopkins Medical School, and author of An Unquiet Mind (Knopf)

Fox Butterfield

New York Times reporter

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