UCLA faculty experts advisory: Mass killing at school in Connecticut

At least 18 children and eight adults were killed this morning in a mass shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn. UCLA has experts on mass killings, the psychology of these tragedies, and gun control.
 
Douglas Kellner, the George F. Kneller Professor of the Philosophy of Education at UCLA's Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, is an expert on school shootings and domestic terrorism and is the author of "Guys and Guns Amok: Domestic Terrorism and School Shootings from the Oklahoma City Bombings to the Virginia Tech Massacre" (2008).
Media contact:
Kathy Wyer | 310-206-0513 | wyer@gseis.ucla.edu
 
Melissa Brymer, director of terrorism and disaster programs at the UCLA–Duke National Center for Child Traumatic Stress, focuses on the ways in which children deal with stress following disasters.
Media contact:
Mark Wheeler | 310-794-2265 | mwheeler@mednet.ucla.edu
 
Emanuel Maidenberg, a psychologist at the Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA, is an expert on the stress and anxiety caused by man-made and natural disasters.
Media contact:
Mark Wheeler | 310-794-2265 | mwheeler@mednet.ucla.edu
 
Dr. Patricia Lester, an associate professor of psychiatry at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA, is the medical director of UCLA's Child and Family Trauma Clinic.
Media contact:
Mark Wheeler | 310-794-2265 | mwheeler@mednet.ucla.edu
 
Dr. Mark DeAntonio, clinical professor of psychiatry and director of adolescent inpatient services at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA, is an expert in child and adolescent psychology.
Media contact:
Mark Wheeler | 310-794-2265 | mwheeler@mednet.ucla.edu
 
GUN CONTROL
 
Adam Winkler, professor of law, is a constitutional law specialist whose scholarship has touched on a variety of issues, including the Second Amendment. He is the author of "Gunfight: The Battle Over the Right to Bear Arms in America," and his work has been cited in opinions issued in McDonald v. City of Chicago and in briefs submitted to the Supreme Court in the 2008 Second Amendment case District of Columbia v. Heller.
Media contacts:
Lauri Gavel | 310-206-2611 | gavel@law.ucla.edu
Sara Rouche | 310-206-2221 | rouche@law.ucla.edu
 
Eugene Volokh, Gary T. Schwartz Professor of Law at the UCLA School of Law, is a nationally recognized expert on constitutional law, gun-control laws, the Supreme Court and other topics. He was cited in the opinions issued in McDonald v. City of Chicago.
Media contacts:
Lauri Gavel | 310-206-2611 | gavel@law.ucla.edu
Sara Rouche | 310-206-2221 | rouche@law.ucla.edu

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