Episode 185 | Just Mass Shooting Attacks
Original Release Date: December 17, 2021
In episode three of our Firearms Research mini season, Just Science sat down with Mark Pope, Director of the Policing Research Program within the Center for Policing Research & Investigative Science, and John Hollywood, Ph.D., a senior operations researcher at RAND and the Director of the Center for Quality Policing, to discuss mass shooting attacks.
From Sandy Hook, to Las Vegas, to Parkland, there has been an uptick in deadly mass shootings in the past decade. In their new study, Hollywood and Pope extend their research on terror plots to look at mass attacks more broadly and their effect on the public. Listen along as our expert panel discusses their research, as well as the educational toolkit they created to house their findings in this episode of Just Science.
This episode of Just Science is funded in part by the National Institute of Justice’s Improving the Understanding of Mass Shooting Plots [Awards 2019-R2-CX-0003 and SCON-00000321] and RTI International’s Applied Justice Research Division.
Some content in this podcast may be considered sensitive and may evoke emotional responses, or may not be appropriate for younger audiences.
Transcript coming soon!
Mark W. Pope is an expert in policing, law enforcement data systems and analysis, and law enforcement’s role in homeland security. Mr. Pope has worked on numerous law enforcement–related studies for the National Institute of Justice and the Bureau of Justice Statistics. His current research efforts focus on improving crime statistics on a national level through more detailed and comprehensive data collection and analysis. He has also led RTI’s efforts to develop CFS Analytics™, a web-based visualization and analysis tool that uses 911 Call for Service (CFS) data for improved law enforcement operational and strategic analysis. Mr. Pope also has an extensive background in managing and conducting large-scale evaluations. View RTI Profile.
John S. Hollywood is a senior operations researcher at the RAND Corporation and leads RAND’s Center for Quality Policing. He conducts decision science and systems engineering-related research in the areas of criminal justice, homeland security, and information technology. He is an internationally-recognized expert on the use of machine learning in policing and criminal justice technology more broadly, and is commonly interviewed on these topics. His recent projects include leading development of a web resource on promising policing strategies and how to implement them; a technology evaluation at a major active shooting exercise in Grand Central Terminal; leading numerous panels to determine science and technology-related needs for the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security; co-leading multi-year evaluations of predictive policing experiments and real-time crime operations centers; characterizing recent US terror plots and how they have been foiled; identifying and characterizing scientific breakthroughs as evidenced in patent applications; developing tools to predict areas at risk of increased crime using criminal incident and suspicious activity data; and development of methods for fusing disparate reports about potential terrorist threats. He has written opinion pieces on best practices in counterterrorism and law enforcement technology for The Hill, United Press International, CNN, The Charlotte Observer, Crane’s Chicago Business, Government Technology, and ORMS Today. View RAND Profile.