The Truth About Video Games and Mass Killings

Shavaun Scott
8 min readDec 14, 2021

It’s more complicated than you think

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(excerpted from my book The Minds of Mass Killers: Understanding and Interrupting The Pathway to Violence (McFarland, 2021).

Mass killings have been blamed on violent video games since the Columbine murders in 1999. The idea is a simple one: ban violent video games and mass killings will stop. First-person shooter games in…

Shavaun Scott

Psychotherapist and writer, exploring uncommon bravery and shining light on the human experience.