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6 Things To Know About Mass Shootings In America

In the wake of the most recent tragedy, a criminologist debunks common misconceptions.

America has experienced yet another mass shooting. As a criminologist, I have reviewed recent research in hopes of debunking some of the common misconceptions I hear creeping into discussions that spring up whenever a mass shooting occurs.

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Busting The Biggest Myths About National Security Intelligence

For starters, the intelligence community is not mainly composed of spies

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a visit to the CIA in Langley, Virginia on January 21, 2017.

President Trump has gotten off to a rough start with the intelligence community. The day after being sworn in, Trump spoke at CIA headquarters in an apparent attempt to mend his relationship with the agency. The relationship was frayed in large part due to Trump’s skepticism about an intelligence assessment that suggested Russia had hacked into the emails of the Democratic National Committee and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s campaign.

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Here’s What It Really Means To Call Something ‘Terrorism’

A security expert walks us through the true meaning of terrorism — and tells us whether or not it’s getting worse.

New York City police officer at the site of an explosion in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan, New York.

Why is terrorism so hard to identify? As a professor of criminology and program director of a homeland security master’s program, I study how terrorism and political violence has evolved throughout modern history.

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