Evolution of Mass Murder:

From the Texas Tower Shooting to ISIS

Conference: May 23–24, 2016
Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas

Mass murderers do not "snap," but move on a pathway from grievance to intent, through research and planning, and finally preparation and implementation of an attack.  Such mass murderers have various motivations, but increasingly common is a desire for infamy after death through revenge toward others, acted out in a scenario of both homicide and suicide.

This conference will highlight the process of “becoming” a mass murderer through the examination of cases that illustrate who they are and why they do what they do, including the evolution of their mindset and belief system.  The program will also focus in depth upon ideologically-motivated mass murderers, and will teach a new assessment instrument, the Terrorist Radicalization Assessment Protocol. The TRAP-18 is for operational use in the identification, assessment, and management of individuals of concern to law enforcement, mental health, and security professionals, and is currently being researched and tested in the U.S., Canada, and Europe.

Who Should Attend?
The conference will be open to Law enforcement, University; College and Academic Professionals involved with Behavioral Intervention Teams or Threat Assessment Teams;  Parole, Probation and Correctional Officers, Forensic and Clinical Psychologists who consult with law enforcement; Colleges and Universities; Psychology or Criminal Justice Professors/Instructors; Prosecutors and members of the Judiciary; and Mental health professionals.

The conference will be held on the campus of Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas in the Memorial Student Center (MSC), Robert M. Gates Ballroom, Room 2400.

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