Preventing tragedy: FSU expert examines suicidal motives in mass shootings, terrorism

Tom Joiner

According to the Gun Violence Archive, the United States reported 656 mass shootings in 2023. When it comes to understanding and preventing tragedies such as murder-suicides, mass shootings and terrorism, some may question why assailants in these cases are motivated to kill.

A Florida State University psychologist is shedding light on the role that suicidal tendencies may play in many scenarios that are widely perceived as homicidal.