Causes Of Mass Murders

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Mass murders set out to kill a large number of people, typically at the same time in a single location. More often than not, mass murders are killed themselves by either law enforcement or self inflicted wounds. Turvey discusses five categories of motivation that apply to mass murders, they include motivations of power, revenge, loyalty, terror and profit (2012). The power-oriented mass killer thrives on power and control. Johnston further describes the mass murderer seeking power as a pseudocommando, who kills indiscriminately in public with a powerful arsenal of weapons with a well-thought-out agenda of "payback." Virginia Tech shooter, Seung-Hui Cho, is a great example of this type of mass murderer as he preplanned his attack, paused
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