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Oregon shooting: Israeli research may identify potential shooters

After the fourth shooting on an American college campus since August, Dr. Nancy Zarse was interviewed regarding her opinion of the viability of a new personality profiling technique that “automates the identification of potential school shooters by analyzing personality traits that appear in their writings.” The technique was developed by an Israeli professor and an American forensic psychiatrist.

“All authorities are pretty consistent that there is no profile of a school shooter, Zarse tells JNS.org.”

“We don’t profile school shooters, we assess risk factors.”

About Nancy Zarse

Nancy ZarseDr Nancy Zarse is a licensed clinical psychologist and full professor in the Forensic Department at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Dr. Zarse is lead faculty for Hostage Negotiation, Violence & Risk Assessment, Psychology of Law Enforcement, Psychology of Terrorism, and Evaluation & Treatment of the Adult Offender.