Mass Murder

  • Christine M. SarteschiEmail author
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Psychology book series (BRIEFSPSYCHOL)


This chapter will provide a critical analysis of scholarly literature regarding mass murder. Case studies will be provided that focus on specific psychological aspects of mass murder, including the more rare aspects of mass murder in which there is clear evidence of serious mental illness. Additional elements of mass murder will also be examined including motivation, the clinical picture of perpetrators, a review of notes and manifestos left behind by perpetrators, prewarning clues that could have led to understanding the intentions of the perpetrator, and what role the media may have in copycat crimes.


Autism Spectrum Disorder Mass Shooting Mass Murder School Shooting Male Offender 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Chatham UniversityPittsburghUSA

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