Columbine High School Massacre
Discusses cultural, social and psychological influences on the murderers; theories, aggression; availability of guns; media.
“This paper examines the murders at Columbine High School that resulted in the death of 12 students, one teacher, and the two students who carried out the violent attack. It considers the possible reasons that this event occurred, using a social psychology approach. The tragedy inspired considerable speculation in a variety of sources, blaming everything from violence in the culture to psychopathology. While an exact reason may never be clear, some of the forces that drove Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold to begin shooting are worth examination. Such a massacre may not be preventable, but some of the underlying reasons that it happened can be studied and used as warning signs of future violence.
“On the morning of April 20, 1999, two students at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado, walked onto the high school…”