December 17, 2012

Can Mental Screening Predict Mass Murder?

Jeremy Hsu, Live Science


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A "Minority Report" technology to predict murder remains wishful science fiction thinking. But a mass shooting that killed at least 20 children and 8 adults at a school in Newton, Conn. once again raises the question of what technological tools, if any, can help predict or prevent such tragedies by identifying troubled individuals.

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