Conflict & Justice

How Finland Handles School Shootings

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Candles lit for victims of 2008 Kauhajoki school shooting. (Photo: REUTERS/Lehtikuva/Vesa Moilanen)

Residents of Newtown, Connecticut, have responded to last week's massacre with an outpouring of grief and solidarity.

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The response mirrors the way copmmunities arund the globe respond to violence, regardless of country and culture.

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Jim Hawdon, a professor of Sociology at Virginia Tech who has compared responses to mass shootings here in the US, and in Finland.

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