Contemporary discussions of mass shooting events tend to be either overly tactical in their focus, emphasizing elements particular to an event such as targets, methods and response, or overly comparative, teasing out commonalities across events. The latter misses the important nuances and uncritically lumps disparate events together based simply on a casualty count. The former misses the similarities in contexts from which mass shooting events often emerge. Brachman and DeMarce have prepared a presentation that takes an integrated, multi-level look at mass shooting events by creating a typology of mass shooter events. Using a dynamic, multimedia presentation, they will present incisive conclusions about observed similarities and differences within clusters of attacks, perpetrators and contexts that they have identified. Through their framework, Brachman and DeMarce will provide practical indicators, warnings and lessons learned that security professionals can immediately implement in their organizations.
About Jarret Brachman & Andre DeMarce
JARRET BRACHMAN is an internationally recognized specialist on violent extremism. After working counterterrorism for the U.S. intelligence community and the U.S. Army, he launched a security training center at North Dakota State University. In 2013, he joined Wells Fargo’s Emergency Incident Management Team.
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ANDRE DeMARCE has served in a range of open source intelligence roles covering global security risks affecting private sector clientele. Most recently, he served as the Director of Threat Intelligence Services at Rozin Security Consulting, LLC., and, prior to that, as an intelligence analyst for the Mall of America and two Washington D.C.-based private intelligence firms. From 2005 to 2011 he consulted on a counterterrorism/counterinsurgency training program for military and law enforcement personnel.