The Violence Project: How to Stop a Mass Shooting Epidemic
Presented by Jillian Peterson, PhD
Associate Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice
Director of Forensic Psychology, Hamline University
In this edition of the Epidemiology & Community Health seminar series, Dr. Jillian Peterson, a psychologist and associate professor of criminology and criminal justice at Hamline University will discuss her research into the life histories of perpetrators of mass shootings and what data-driven policies may effectively reduce gun violence.
About the Speaker
Dr. Jillian Peterson is also co-founder and president of The Violence Project, a nonprofit, nonpartisan research center dedicated to reducing violence in society using research and analysis. She holds a MA and PhD from the University of California, Irvine, and previously worked as an investigator on death penalty cases in New York City. Dr. Peterson is a national speaker, trainer, and media commentator on issues related to mass shootings, mental illness and violence, and violence prevention. She was principal investigator on a three-year grant from the National Institute of Justice examining the life histories of perpetrators of mass shootings. She is co-author of the new highly acclaimed book, The Violence Project: How to Stop a Mass Shooting Epidemic.
Everyone is welcome to attend.