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National Institute of Justice Special Report Summarizes Findings from Mass Shooting Research

Today, the Office of Justice Programs’ National Institute of Justice published a special report presenting findings from NIJ-supported research on public mass shootings, including school mass shootings, since 2014 and identifying areas of needed research and recommendations for the future.

Since 2014, NIJ has invested in numerous research projects to build basic knowledge and advance our understanding of public mass shootings, producing more than 60 research publications. The new report examines the contents of those publications, which include discussions of the weapons chosen by shooters, individuals leaking plans prior to mass shootings, and the mental health of shooters.

Title:NIJ Special Report: Public Mass Shootings Research
Authors:National Institute of Justice

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About the National Institute of Justice

NIJ is the research, development, and evaluation agency of the U.S. Department of Justice, housed within the Office of Justice Programs. NIJ is dedicated to improving knowledge and understanding of crime and justice issues through science. It generates objective and independent evidence and tools to inform the decision-making of the criminal and juvenile justice communities to promote public safety and advance justice. More information about NIJ, and OJP’s other components can be found at https://nij.ojp.gov.

About the Office of Justice Programs

The Office of Justice Programs provides federal leadership, grants, training, technical assistance and other resources to improve the nation’s capacity to prevent and reduce crime; advance equity and fairness in the administration of justice; assist victims; and uphold the rule of law. More information about OJP and its components can be found at www.ojp.gov.


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Date Published: December 21, 2023