Director of Research and Training at Drift Net Securities
Dr. Peter Langman is a psychologist whose research on school shooters has received international recognition. His book, Why Kids Kill: Inside the Minds of School Shooters, was named an Outstanding Academic Title and was translated into German, Dutch, and Finnish. His work has been cited in congressional testimony on Capitol Hill and he has been interviewed by the New York Times, The Today Show, 20/20, Nightline, Fox, CNN, the BBC, and nearly 500 other news outlets in the USA, Canada, South America, Europe, Asia, Australia, and the Middle East.
After the Sandy Hook attack, the CEO of the American Psychological Association presented Dr. Langman’s recommendations on school safety to President Obama. He has presented at both the FBI Headquarters in Washington, DC, and the FBI National Academy in Quantico. He has been an invited speaker at the National Counterterrorism Center and was hired by Homeland Security to train professionals in school safety.
He maintains the largest online collection of materials relating to school shooters at schoolshooters.info, including over 500 documents totaling 65,000 pages. His latest book is School Shooters: Understanding High School, College, and Adult Perpetrators. In 2018, Dr. Langman became a researcher with the National Threat Assessment Center of the United States Secret Service.
Today, Peter works with Drift Net Securities as the Director of Research and Training. He provides his expert knowledge of safety through virtual threat assessment trainings to school districts at no cost. We believe that the best safety is standard safety and we want to help provide knowledge to everyone that needs it.