James Holmes
20 July 2012 · Century 16 Cinema · Aurora, ColoradoUSA


Desperate Identities: A Bio-Psycho-Social Analysis of Perpetrators of Mass Violence [24 pp, 482 Kb]

This article examines five school shooters and five perpetrators of other types of mass violence. The five school shooters are Eric Houston, Eric Harris, Seung Hui Cho, Adam Lanza, and Elliot Rodger. The other perpetrators are Timothy McVeigh, Clay Shrout, Anders Breivik, James Holmes, and Dylann Roof. The article was originally published in Criminology and Public Policy and is posted here with permission. 

Original documents

James Holmes Notebook [36 pp, 10.9 Mb]

This is a fascinating window into the perpetrator’s mind. It includes musings about life and death, self-diagnosis and description of mental and physical problems, preoccupation with killing, and plans for his attack.

James Holmes Records [24 pp, 784 Kb]

This document includes diagrams of the theatre where the attack occurred, as well as records of Holmes’s transactions on PayPal and eBay.

James Holmes Search Warrants [132 pp, 7.3 Mb]

This document contains ten search warrants, including those for Holmes’s residence, vehicle, computer, and cell phone.

James Holmes Warrantless Arrest Affidavit [7 pp, 347 Kb]

This describes the circumstances of the arrest of Holmes.

James Holmes: Insanity and Diagnostic Evaluation [53 pp, 6.63 Mb]

Post-attack evaluation by Dr. William Reid.

James Holmes: Psychiatric Evaluation [128 pp, 4.67 Mg]

Post-attack evaluation by Dr. Jeffrey Metzner.

James Holmes: University Mental Health Records [37 pp, 2.5 Mb]

Pre-attack records of psychiatric treatment.