Preventing Attacks Using Targeted Violence Manifestos

Published by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), this article argues that written and spoken communications authored and leaked by lone perpetrators who actively plan and prepare targeted violence can be utilized to prevent destructive attacks. Targeted violence refers to intended attacks by an offender who preselects one or more targets, such as people at a specific location in a public setting (e.g., school, workplace, concert).

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