Mass murther

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Mass murder (in militar contexts, sometimes interchyngeable wi "mass destruction") is the act o murtherin a lairge number o fowk (fower or mair), typically at the same time or ower a relatively short period o time.[1] Accordin tae the FBI, mass murther is defined as fower or mair murthers occurrin durin a pairticular event wi nae ceulin-aff period atween the murthers. A mass murther typically occurs in a single location in which a number o victims are killed bi an individual or mair.[2] Maist acts o mass murther end wi the daith o the perpetrator(s), whether bi direct suicide, suicide bi cop or being killed bi law enforcement.

Mass murder mey be committit bi indiwallers or organizations. Mass murther mey be definit as the intentional an indiscriminate murther o a lairge number o fowk bi govrenment agents an aw. Examples are the shuitin o unairmit protestors, the carpet bombin o ceeties, the lobbin o grenades intae preeson cells an the random execution o civilians.[3] Mass murtherers are different than spree killers, who kill at twa or mair locations wi amaist nae time break atween murthers an are no defined bi the number o victims, an serial killers, who mey kill lairge numbers o fowk ower lang periods of time. The lairgest mass killins in history hae been attempts tae exterminate entire groups or commonties o fowk, aften on the basis o ethnicity or releegion. Some o these mass murthers hae been foond tae be genocides an ithers tae be creemes against humanity, but aften such creemes hae led tae few or nae convictions o ony type.

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  1. Aggrawal A. (2005) Mass Murder. In: Payne-James JJ, Byard RW, Corey TS, Henderson C (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Forensic and Legal Medicine, Vol. 3, Pp. 216-223. Elsevier Academic Press, London
  2. "Serial Murder - Federal Bureau of Investigation". Fbi.gov. Retrieved 2012-03-07. 
  3. R. J. Rummel, Irving Louis Horowitz, Death by Government, Page 35, ISBN 1-56000-927-6

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