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Fri Dec 14, 2012, 04:57 PM

14. "amok" has a long history, and goes across cultures

Otherwise known as "SMASI" (mass assault by a single individual) it was first described by Capt Cook, I believe, and referred to the phenomenon he observed in Indonesia. It tends to be young males who are stressed by something in their lives -- loss of a lover, a job, something that makes them feel disaffected toward society. They react by an explosion of violence. It happens in every culture and is certainly not confined to the US.

What the US has is access to very effective weapons. Which is why such attacks here result in high fatalities.


Research article here: https://www.ncjrs.gov/App/publications/Abstract.aspx?id=183936

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