Letter to the Editor (Op-ed): Are long hot summers driving mass shootings? Seeking real time understanding of a complex issue

By Dr. Natasha C. Pratt-Harris and Dr. Johnny Rice II Here we are.  It’s the height of Summer 2023 and for some there’s this prevailing notion that with the heat comes the increased potential for crime, and for devastating violence. “The warm temperatures are the explanation for increased violence,” some say, and historic data trends