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Why are most mass murderers men?

You've heard the stat reported by the Mother Jones team: Since 1982, there have been 62 mass shootings in America, crimes like the one that James Holmes is accused of. Only one of those shootings was carried out by a woman. Why?

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  • 10 Weirdest Things Spotted by the TSA
    10 Weirdest Things Spotted by the TSA

    It could happen: As you're rushing to get to the airport, you absentmindedly throw a gassed-up chain saw into your suitcase. Or a bag of live eels. Yes, TSA officials really spotted these items at U.S. airports. And stranger things, too. See more »

  • 10 Whistleblowers and the Horrors They Exposed
    10 Whistleblowers and the Horrors They Exposed

    There are people willing to sneak grimy, dirty classified files and documents from under lock and key and into the disinfecting power of sunlight. Here are 10 people who went public with stories of hidden corruption. See more »

  • 5 September 11 Conspiracy Theories
    5 September 11 Conspiracy Theories

    The confusion and terror following the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center left many searching for answers. Some conspiracy theorists point to conflicting reports and murky political agendas in their alternative versions of the event. See more »

  • Breaking Out: A Dozen Great Escapes
    Breaking Out: A Dozen Great Escapes

    The TV show "Prison Break" is the story of a structural engineer named Michael Scofield who gets himself locked up so that he can help his brother escape death row. Learn about some amazing real-life escapes. See more »

  • Can a felon own a gun in the United States?
    Can a felon own a gun in the United States?

    It's a pretty straightforward question with an obvious answer, right? Well, yes, until you start peering at both federal and state laws. That's when things start to get interesting. See more »

  • Crime and Punishment
    Crime and Punishment

    With each new crime that pops up, another method of detection is developed; and with each new crime that pops up, another means of protecting yourself comes to light. Learn about various crimes and the available means of detection, protection, and punishment. See more »

  • Do countries with stricter gun laws really have less crime or fewer homicides?
    Do countries with stricter gun laws really have less crime or fewer homicides?

    Ask a card-carrying member of the NRA and you'll get one answer. Ask a participant in the Million Mom March and you'll get another. Ask us and you'll get the research that underlies this controversial topic. See more »

  • Does news coverage of mass murders lead to more mass murders?
    Does news coverage of mass murders lead to more mass murders?

    Copycat crimes aren't a 21st-century phenomena. Some of the first ones were documented during the late 19th century, when cases like Jack the Ripper held the world's attention. What's new is the inordinate media attention. Does it change the game? See more »

  • Fact or Fiction: Serial Killers
    Fact or Fiction: Serial Killers

    Serial killers aren't always creepy loners who live with their mothers -- sometimes they're seemingly average churchgoers with wives and kids. How much do you know about the history of serial killers -- and would you know if one were living next door? See more »

  • How Al-Qaida 3.0 Works
    How Al-Qaida 3.0 Works

    The terror network responsible for 9/11 has been around for decades, but it underwent a rapid transition after the death of its original leader, Osama bin Laden. What does the third act look like for al-Qaida? See more »

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