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Overkill pp 221-236 | Cite as

Going Berserk

  • James Alan Fox
  • Jack Levin

Abstract

Most mass killers target people they know—family members, friends, or coworkers—in order to settle a score, to get even with the particular individuals whom they hold accountable for their problems. Others seek revenge against a certain class or category of people who are suspected of receiving an unfair advantage. But a few revenge-motivated mass murders stem from the killers’ paranoid view of society at large. They imagine a wide-ranging conspiracy in which large numbers of people, friends and strangers alike, are out to do them harm.

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Shopping Mall Serial Killer Mass Murder Mass Killer Assault Rifle 
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Notes

  1. 1.
    Mark Lisheron and Edmund S. Tijerina, “Gun Rampage Could Have Been Worse,” Milwaukee Journal, August 12, 1993, p. A10.Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Associated Press, “Pennsylvania Woman Kills Two in Shooting Spree,” Boston Globe, October 31, 1985, p. 3.Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    Lawrence W. Sherman, “Was a Mall to Blame for a Mass Murder?,” Wall Street Journal April 4, 1990, p. 24.Google Scholar
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    Time-Life Books Editors, Mass Murderers. New York: Time Warner, 1992, p. 70.Google Scholar
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    Paul Conroy and Lindsay Murdock, “Police Weren’t Ready for Me, He Says,” Age, November 11, 1988, p. 21.Google Scholar

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© James Alan Fox and Jack Levin 1994

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  • James Alan Fox
  • Jack Levin

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