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Peter Langman Ph.D.


Dr. Peter Langman is the author of the book, School Shooters: Understanding High School, College, and Adult Perpetrators (Rowman & Littlefield, 2015). He is also the author of Why Kids Kill: Inside the Minds of School Shooters. He is a sought-after expert on the psychology of youths who commit rampage school shootings, and conducts trainings for professionals in the fields of mental health, education, and law enforcement. His website,, is a compendium of materials relating to school shooters.

Dr. Langman has been interviewed about school shooters by journalists in the United States, Canada, Europe, South America, Australia, and the Middle East. He has appeared on The Today Show, NPR, CBS, CNN, Fox, and the BBC. His research on school shooters has been featured in articles carried by The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, Forbes, USA Today, Education Week, MSNBC, Yahoo News, and hundreds of other news outlets. His research has also been cited in congressional testimony on Capitol Hill. In the wake of the attack at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Dr. Langman's recommendations on violence prevention were presented by the CEO of the American Psychological Association to President Obama.

Dr. Langman has worked with children and adolescents for over twenty years. Dr. Langman received his B.A. in psychology from Clark University, his M.A. in counseling psychology from Lesley University, and his Ph.D. in counseling psychology from Lehigh University. Dr. Langman's book, Jewish Issues in Multiculturalism, was hailed as "a landmark contribution" to multicultural studies. In addition to being a psychologist, Dr. Langman is a poet and playwright.

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