Curry professor and Youth-Nex associate director Dewey Cornell corresponded with AP reporter Pauline Arrillaga following the tragic shooting in an Aurora, CO movie theater on Friday morning, July 20, 2012.
The article, Beyond gun control: Some say mass killings can be prevented with individual action, ran in the Minneapolis, MN Star Tribune and again in the Huffington Post as How can we prevent mass killings like Aurora?
Here is an excerpt from the article:
At the University of Virginia, forensic clinical psychologist Dewey Cornell leads a project that has developed assessment guidelines to help identify threatening individuals that are now used in most public schools in Virginia as well as other communities across the nation, in Canada and in Europe. In the wake of the 2007 rampage at Virginia Tech that left 33 people dead, including the shooter, many colleges and universities established assessment teams. Cornell serves on his at UVA.
In an e-mail, he said: “There is a widespread misperception that rampage shootings cannot be prevented because they seem so random and unpredictable. However, it is possible to prevent outcomes that are hard to predict.”
Additional press: CBS News; ABC News