But Northeastern University criminologist James Alan Fox said offering better mental health care is no cure-all. “Mass murderers won’t take you up on treatment.
“They tend to externalize and blame other people for their problems,” he said. “They blame the spouse, the co-workers, immigrants. They feel persecuted.
“The kind of crime which motivates you to take action is often the kind of crime least impacted by the things we want to do,” Fox added. “The only consolation is that it is a rare event.”