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  • Here’s why you can shut out the shock of mass shootings

    Time - 01/24/2018

    Jack Levin, a sociologist, criminologist and the co-director of the Brudnick Center on Violence and Conflict at Northeastern University, argues we’re not ignoring violent incidents. Rather, our collective fear of them is at an all-time high — a theory backed by American Psychological Association research. “We are seeing an epidemic of epidemic-thinking about violence,” Levin says, even though “mass killings, including those at schools and colleges, have remained very constant.” (However, that depends on how you measure them.)

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