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Micro-sociology of mass rampage killings

Overview of attention for article published in Revue de Synthèse, September 2014
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (94th percentile)

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Title
Micro-sociology of mass rampage killings
Published in
Revue de Synthèse, September 2014
DOI 10.1007/s11873-014-0250-2
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Authors

Randall Collins

Abstract

Spectacular but very rare violent events such as mass killings by habitual non-criminals cannot be explained by factors which are very widespread, such as possession of firearms, being a victim of bullying, an introvert, or a career failure. A stronger clue is clandestine preparation of attack by one or two individuals, against randomly chosen representatives of a hated collective identity. Mass killers develop a deep back-stage, obsessed with planning their attack, overcoming social inferiority and isolation by an emotion of clandestine excitement.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 2 11%
Unknown 16 89%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 4 22%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 22%
Researcher 3 17%
Student > Doctoral Student 1 6%
Professor 1 6%
Other 2 11%
Unknown 3 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 9 50%
Psychology 2 11%
Computer Science 1 6%
Arts and Humanities 1 6%
Physics and Astronomy 1 6%
Other 1 6%
Unknown 3 17%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 30. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 09 November 2019.
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#594,112
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Outputs from Revue de Synthèse
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