Clinical profile, risk and critical factors and the application of the “path towards intended violence” model in the case of mass shooter Dylann Roof

Allely, CS and Faccini, L 2018, 'Clinical profile, risk and critical factors and the application of the “path towards intended violence” model in the case of mass shooter Dylann Roof' , Deviant Behavior .

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Abstract

A threat assessment perspective, namely the Path towards Intended Violence, was applied in the case of the mass shooting perpetrated by Dylann Roof on June 17, 2015 at an Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina. This perspective is important since it attempts to build on accounts regarding how he progressed towards his mass shooting, beyond the information presented in the forensic evaluations already available. The Path towards Intended Violence was found to be a critical and proximal factor for the mass shooting. This suggested finding is also consistent for other individuals, who were diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), as well as neurotypical individuals, who have engaged in a mass shooting. The Path towards Intended Violence is also discussed as a potential way forward towards trying to identify individuals who may be more vulnerable and at-risk, so that appropriate interventions and supports can be put in place in order that such extreme violence can be prevented.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Health Sciences > Centre for Health Sciences Research
Journal or Publication Title: Deviant Behavior
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 0163-9625
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Depositing User: CS Allely
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2018 09:02
Last Modified: 26 Mar 2018 16:06
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/44867

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