Sun, 18 Aug | The Banshee Labyrinth

Clare Allely - The Psychology of Mass Shooters: Case Study of Dylann Roof

Can we identify individuals who may be more vulnerable and at-risk to prevent such extreme violence?
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Clare Allely - The Psychology of Mass Shooters: Case Study of Dylann Roof

Time & Location

18 Aug 2019, 19:20 – 20:20
The Banshee Labyrinth, 29-35 Niddry St, Edinburgh EH1 1LG, UK

About the Event

Skeptics on the Fringe Presents:  

Clare Allely - The Psychology of Mass Shooters: Case Study of Dylann Roof  

In this talk, the Path towards Intended Violence will be applied in the case of the mass shooting perpetrated by Dylann Roof on June 17, 2015 at an Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina. This perspective is important since it attempts to build on accounts regarding how he progressed towards his mass shooting, beyond the information presented in the forensic evaluations already available. Forensic evaluations will also be explored. Finally, the Path towards Intended Violence will be discussed as a potential way forward towards trying to identify individuals who may be more vulnerable and at-risk, so that appropriate interventions and supports can be put in place in order that such extreme violence can be prevented.  

Dr Clare Allely is a Reader in Forensic Psychology at the University of Salford in Manchester, England and is an affiliate member of the Gillberg Neuropsychiatry Centre at Gothenburg University, Sweden. She holds a PhD in Psychology from the University of Manchester and has previously graduated with an MA (hons.) in Psychology from the University of Glasgow, an MRes in Psychological Research Methods from the University of Strathclyde, and an MSc in Forensic Psychology from Glasgow Caledonian University. Dr. Allely is an Honorary Research Fellow in the College of Medical, Veterinary, and Life Sciences which is affiliated with the Institute of Health and Wellbeing at the University of Glasgow. Her primary research projects and interests include the pathway to intended violence in mass shooters; serial homicide; investigating how autism symptomology can contribute to different types of offending behaviour; and autism in the criminal justice system.  

Twitter - @ClareAllely https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Clare_Allely/research  

Similar events on the Fringe normally cost around £10 but all our Fringe events are free and non-ticketed. Entry is first-come-first-served basis and we will ask for a donation to help cover our costs. Your support is very welcome. Venue is strictly over-18 and access is via a narrow staircase. If you need help getting access, please let us know in advance (email contact@edskeptics.co.uk) and we will try to help. 

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