Virginia Tech Massacre Research Paper

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The shooting rampage, termed the "Virginia Tech massacre," took place on April 16, 2007, on the campus of the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University commonly known as Virginia Techin Blacksburg, Virginia. He committed suicide after law enforcement officers breached the doors of the academic building in which he had killed 30 of his 32 victims and wounded many more, both faculty and students. Cho was a South Korean national with permanent resident status in the United States and was a senior English major at Virginia Tech. The social process perspective states that individuals who are less apt to conform are more likely to become involved in criminal activity. States that human development begins at birth and on social context…show more content…
None of the video games were war games or had violent themes. He liked basketball and had a collection of figurines and remote-controlled cars. Years later, when he was in high school, Cho was asked to write about his hobbies and interests. He wrote:“I like to listen to talk shows and alternative stations, and I like action movies. … My favorite movie is X-Men, favorite actor is Nicolas Cage, favorite book is Night Over Water, favorite band is U2, favorite sport is basketball, favorite team is Portland Trailblazers, favorite food is pizza, and favorite color is green.” This does not seem to be violent or anything of that nature it seems normal so in a way I can see why people did not pay much attention to…show more content…
Which that motive is nothing new when it comes to assassinations Seung Hui-Cho was average to below average. He was frail and sick as a toddler and his growth was stunted as a result of his ‘selective quietness. He showed little interest and dropped out of his church before experiencing a growth in faith. He was virtually devoid of social skills due to his extreme social anxiety disorder. He was average to above average in his academic pursuits, but his intellectual failure that may have driven him to kill. His ambition to become a great writer was stamped out during college by the negative reactions of professors and students, and also by rejection of a book proposal he wrote. These rejections were devastating to him and he fantasized about getting revenge. Intervention polices like the boys and girls clubs but I don’t think anything could have been done to prevent this tragedy because I think he was going to do it one way or another. Seung Hui-Cho was placed in special education for speech and emotional problems, which excused him from making oral presentations and answering teachers’ questions. I think that the school lacked many resources that could of helped this individual. In a middle-school Seung HuiCho indicated that he “wanted to repeat Columbine.” He was sent

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