Mass Shootings Can Be Contagious, Research Shows

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National Public Radio

This article points out research showing school shootings and other shootings with four or more deaths spread like a contagion — each shooting tends to spark more shootings. Researchers who study mass shootings think the media should avoid showing the shooters' images and dwelling on their life histories and motives in order to minimize the contagion effect.

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