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Letter from 149 Experts Calls for Media to 
Stop Publishing the Names/Photos of Mass Killers

The New York Daily News: Stop Promoting Mass Murderers

Featured Research

Lankford, A., & E. Madfis. (2017). Don’t Name Them, Don’t Show Them, But Report Everything Else: A Pragmatic Proposal For Denying Mass Shooters The Attention They Seek and Deterring Future Offenders
American Behavioral Scientist
, doi: 10.1177/0002764217730854

Lankford, A. (2017). A Psychological Re-Examination of Mental Health Problems Among the 9/11 Terrorists
Studies in Conflict & Terrorism
, doi: 10.1080/1057610X.2017.1348742

Lankford, A. (2016). Public Mass Shooters and Firearms: A Cross-National Study of 171 Countries
Violence and Victims, 31
(2), 187-199.

Lankford, A. (2016). Fame-Seeking Rampage Shooters: Initial Findings and Empirical Predictions
Aggression and Violent Behavior, 27
(1), 122-129.

Praise for The Myth of Martyrdom

"A lively, insightful, and evidence-based analysis of the most disruptive phenomenon in world affairs today"
—Steven Pinker, Harvard University

“A critically important contribution to the literature and, one hopes, to our counter-terrorism”
Jessica Stern, author of Terror in the Name of God

“Lankford presents compelling, well-synthesized evidence for his case”

“The book is fascinating...a valuable contribution to America’s quest to stop mass killings”
Financial Times

“Lankford draws clear distinctions between true heroism and its pretenders”
Scientific American Mind