Dominik Lambiase

Bundespolizeiaus- und -fortbildungszentrum Bamberg

Killing sprees as a sign for power An assessment of school shootings from a figurative point of view

The article at hand takes on the debate around killing sprees and school shootings. The focus of this assessment will be that offenders don’t act in isolation but are always integrated into the social context. For this, Norbert Elias’ concept of figuration will be used as explanation. The knowledge about the social implications of interdependent groups establishes the basis for crime prevention concepts of the police.

S. 57-63