Sandy Hook Elementary School . . . Columbine High School. . . San Bernardino social services center . . . Aurora Movie Theater. There are more school shootings and public massacres than anyone wants to believe. What motivates the people behind these horrific crimes? This book addresses the needs of high school psychology students, detailing the accounts of the shooting sprees. The text follows with details of the individuals responsible for the acts and describes how mental health professionals seek to break the physical and psychological motivations of the mass murderers.
On June 26, 2008, the Supreme Court announced its decision in the case of DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA V. HELLER. By a vote of 5 to 4, the court struck down a ban on guns as a violation of the Second Amendment. Still, the debate rages on. Does a private citizen still have the right to own a gun for self-defense of the home? Did the government have the right to restrict an entire class of weapons, either by levying taxes or banning them altogether? Tom Streissguth looks at all of the sides of this complex and controversial legal debate.