Pathway to Violence is a campaign led by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security that provides information to the public on how to identify possible cases of future violence. Informing about unusual activities or attitudes is imperative to be able to identify and neutralize cases of violence. Communities and citizens are then the first line of defense against violence, they live and share the same public spaces and environments as future violent offenders, understanding why they act like they do.
Signals such as aggressive behaviors, abuse of substances, isolation, financial difficulties and observable grievances are key to the identification of a future offender. By informing citizens of these kind of signs, lives could be saved .