Mass Shootings

Ryan Van Velzer, Zach Elmore, Alicia Elmore, Patience Murray, Alayna Buhr, Dion Green, Carolyn Tuft, Emily Cantrell, Joshua Nowlan

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


It’s in our nature to desire a comprehensible linear narrative about our lives, with clear cause and effect to explain the events that occur. It helps us make sense of the world, and when the world makes sense, we believe we know how to avoid danger. But when it comes to mass shootings, the event never makes sense from the victim’s perspective. Though most of us will never experience a mass shooting directly, we are all affected indirectly every time one occurs. Mass shootings have changed how we move through the world and caused collective reverberations of trauma in our society.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Forgotten Survivors of Gun Violence
Subtitle of host publicationWounded
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages26
ISBN (Electronic)9781000877106
ISBN (Print)9781032436241
StatePublished - Jan 1 2023
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences
  • General Medicine


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