Why mental health treatment is not an easy solution to violence
Nikolas Cruz, seen here in a booking photo obtained February 15, 2018 courtesy of the Broward County Sheriff's Office, has been charged with premeditated murder in the shooting deaths of 17 people at a Florida high school. (Broward County Sheriff's Office/AFP / Handout)

By Sarah Desmarais, Professor of Psychology, North Carolina State University. Nikolas Cruz, who was charged with 17 counts of murder in the Parkland school shooting, in February 2018. AP Photo/Mike Stocker In the wake of mass shootings and other tragedies, a frequent refrain is: Why don’t we get those dangerous people off the streets?