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Instructions: Original responses to the forum questions each week need to be substantial (350-500 words per question) and significantly supported by at least 2 peer reviewed, scholarly sources. The citation and references are required to be in APA 6th edition format. Sources used for studies or statistical information should be less than 10 years old. Direct quoting should be limited. Interpretation in your own words is expected.
Also, be mindful of including references and citations whenever citing facts to support your position. APA 6th edition citations and references must be used.
1. Discuss motives for mass killings to include school shootings. Be sure to include examples to support the typology of each motive.
- Reading & Resources
- Instructions: Read the week 6 lesson and the following open educational resources:Highly Suggested Readings (located in APUS Library)
Abe, K. (2017). What is a serial killer? What is a mass murderer? How do they differ. European Journal of Academic Essays, 4(4), 187-198. Retrieved from http://euroessays.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/EJAE-1704-608.pdf
Miller, L. (2014). Serial killers: I. Subtypes, patterns, and motives. Aggression and violent behavior, 19(1), 1-11.
Taylor, S., Lambeth, D., Green, G., Bone, R., & Cahillane, M. A. (2012). Cluster Analysis Examination of Serial Killer Profiling Categories: A Bottom-Up Approach. Journal Of Investigative Psychology & Offender Profiling, 9(1), 30-51. doi:10.1002/jip.149
White, J. H., Lester, D., Gentile, M., & Rosenbleeth, J. (2011). The utilization of forensic science and criminal profiling for capturing serial killers. Forensic Science International (Online), 209(1), 160-165. doi:http://dx.doi.org.ezproxy1.apus.edu/10.1016/j.forsciint.2011.01.022
- Required Week 6 Reading and Resources