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Determining the motive of the San Bernardino shooting




FBI agents and local law enforcement examine the crime scene where suspects of the Inland Regional Center were killed on December 3, 2015 in San Bernardino, California.
FBI agents and local law enforcement examine the crime scene where suspects of the Inland Regional Center were killed on December 3, 2015 in San Bernardino, California.
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Twenty-four hours after the shooting rampage in San Bernardino, details are slowly starting to come out.

What we know is that the shooters have been identified as Syed Rizwan Farook and his partner Tashfeen Malik. We know they live in Redlands and have a 6-month old daughter. We know 28-year-old Farook worked as a health inspector and attended the party that was held at the Inland Regional Center. But what we still don’t know is their motive.

How do investigators go about determining a motive in such a case? Could a tragedy like what happened yesterday in San Bernardino be prevented or anticipated?

Read KPCC’s continuing coverage here.

Guests:

Erika Aguilar, KPCC Reporter in San Bernardino

Dr. Park Dietz, MD., MPH., PhD  founder of the Threat Assessment Group, Inc., a forensic and consulting firm focusing on workplace violence and the risk of threats. He has testified and consulted in cases such as the assassination attempt on President Reagan and the Unabomber investigation

Colin P. Clarke,  associate political scientist at the RAND Corporation, where his research focuses on national and international security; Author, “Terrorism, Inc.: The Financing of Terrorism, Insurgency, and Irregular Warfare” (Praeger Security International, 2015)