Norway Shooter Descriptive Essay by Carly Evans

Describes the recent shooting and bombin in Norway by Anders Behring that left many dead and hundreds injured.
# 151351 | 1,439 words | 9 sources | APA | 2012 | US
Published by on Jun 03, 2012 in Psychology (General) , Criminology (General) , Hot Topics (General)

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This paper takes an in depth look at the Norway Shooter, Anders Behring Breivik, and his brutal shooting rampage and bombing of the government district in Oslo, Norway. Breivik's ideals, motives, and trial are discussed as well as how video games have been tied to the criminal acts.

Table of Contents:
Description of the Crime
The Accused
The Trial
Media Response to Video Game Involvement

From the Paper:

"Shooting crimes have sadly become a bit more prevalent in the past twenty years. In the United States alone, shootings have been on the rise since the early nineties when George Hennard initiated a shooting rampage at a Luby's Cafeteria in Killeen, Texas; when the violence came to an end twenty-three people were dead and twenty other individuals were injured (Associated Press, 2009). More infamous criminal acts include the Columbine High School shootings in Littleton, Colorado and the shooting rampage by Seung-Hui Cho in a dorm and classroom on the Virginia Tech campus in Blacksburg, Virginia (Associated Press, 2009). However, the United States is not the only country that is plagued with such violent acts. In July of 2011, the people of Norway fell victim to one of Norway's most brutal mass killers, now commonly referred to as the Norway Shooter."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • "Anders Behring Breivik Trial: Norway Gunman Says He Hoped To Massacre More." (2012). Huffington Post.
  • Associated Press. (2009). "A Glance At US Mass Shootings in Recent Years."
  • CNN Wire Staff. (2012). "Norway's Breivik Wanted To Kill PM, Other Ministers." CNN News.
  • CNN Wire Staff. (2012). "Norway's Breivik Gives Chilling Account of Gun Massacre." CNN News.
  • Ferran, Lee. (2012). "Norway Shooter Anders Breivik Pleads Not Guilty, Cries in Court." ABC News.

Cite this Descriptive Essay:

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Norway Shooter (2012, June 03) Retrieved December 07, 2021, from

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"Norway Shooter" 03 June 2012. Web. 07 December. 2021. <>