Here, There, and Everywhere: How Harm Perpetrated in the Home Impacts the Entire Community

Here, There, and Everywhere: How Harm Perpetrated in the Home Impacts the Entire Community
Duration: 60 Minutes
Module 1 Module 1
Recorded on: 2023-11-28
Unit 1 Presentation Materials: Here, There, and Everywhere: How Harm Perpetrated in the Home Impacts the Entire Community
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The bidirectional relationship between abuse in the home and community violence states that when family violence is occurring, it increases the risk of community violence and when community violence is occurring, it increases the risk of family violence. This session examines case studies to identify indicators and patterns that lead to violent acts and intervention strategies to address both family and community violence.

Back on the Justice Clearinghouse to lead this discussion is Andrew Campbell. Andrew is an expert on family violence and the associated risks of harm for adults, children, and pets residing in homes where violence occurs. He has presented at over 170 professional conferences and trainings since 2019 and his publications were cited by the FBI, CDC, United Nations, and in over 1,200 international academic papers and research studies.

Points raised in this webinar include:

  • The need for policymakers to address family violence as it directly correlates with community violence and due to the constant increase in both family and community violence.
  • How responding better to distressed children is crucial in improving our overall response to community violence.
  • The concept of faulty foundation: How distinct patterns in childhood lead to violent outcomes and how this emphasizes the need for early intervention, instead of last-minute measures.
  • The different experiences and forms of harm and abuse that individuals who end up perpetrating violent acts tend to have.
  • Emotional distress characterized by internal conflict as a common thread among school shooters which may be identified by people they regularly interact with.
  • How the emotional distress characterized by internal conflict can lead to violence – to animals, others, and themselves.
  • Why prevention efforts close to the time when the individual has the opportunity to execute may not be as effective.
  • The two types of school shootings and the average age of school shooters emphasize the need to intervene urgently for this population.
  • Case examples were presented to demonstrate similar elements of faulty foundation and emotional distress present in the perpetrators of violent acts.
    • A school shooting in Alaska perpetrated by an individual who had a history of being abused and bullied.
    • Jeffrey Dahmer who witnessed distress, abuse, and psychiatric problems at home, how indicators early on were dismissed, and how he sought help from the church.
    • Charles Manson’s ability to manipulate which was traced to his childhood, his faulty foundations, and the role of media in his motivations.
    • John Wayne Gacy’s similar pattern of harm and hurt combined with emotional distress that drove him to commit violent acts.
    • How the Maine mass shooter “heard voices” and tried to seek help but wasn’t taken seriously.
    • The Aurora Colorado shooter’s reason for choosing the movie theatre and time of attack.
    • David Chapman’s troubled childhood where he was bullied, distressed, and suffered from mental health issues.
  • The average age of serial killers in their first kill and mass shooters which highlight more time and greater opportunity to intervene.
  • How some of the individuals who perpetrated violence were influenced by media.
  • Facts and figures demonstrating how harm in the home impacts the community and how violence in the community impacts homes – particularly children.
  • Effective intervention recommendations that include:
    • Implementing anti-bullying programs in schools.
    • Paying attention to signs and indicators
    • Leveraging faith-based entities in providing support to distressed individuals.
    • Teaching mental and emotional health to kids and utilizing therapy dogs to help both kids and adults who are experiencing distress.
  • First-quarter and second-quarter tactics to prevent escalation of community assailants.

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Audience Comments

  • “The presenter was great! very knowledgeable and kept me engaged.”
  • “I thoroughly enjoyed this. Thank you for discussing such an important topic!”
  • “My brain is full of all this information thanks for sharing.”
  • “Excellent presentation, Andrew was very knowledgeable regarding the topic presented!”
  • “I really enjoyed listening to the research and would love to know what we can do from a law enforcement standpoint to be more proactive.”
  • “The language used to describe some of the concepts helped me to think through some of the work I have been trying to share with community partners.”
  • “I really enjoyed the stats on the shooters and the stories behind the interviews with past shooters.”
  • “Andrew did an excellent JOB… Hats off.”
  • “The case studies were superb. I loved how the problems were presented with solution ideas and signs to look for. Overall, this was one of the best webinars I’ve attended.”
  • “The importance of being proactive. There are so many signs of mental struggle that goes unnoticed or let someone else deal with it attitudes. Great presentation.”




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