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Minnesota creators of 'Mass Shooter Database' sharing work with politicians, educators, police


January 16, 2020

Brian Peterson – Star Tribune

Hamline Prof Jillian Peterson teaching at Hamline. Peterson is in the Department of Criminal Justice and Forensic Science & Faculty Director of the Center for Justice and Law. She cofounded The Violence Project, examining every mass shooter, defined as having four or more victims killed, dating back to the 1960s. St. Paul, MN Friday, November 1, 2019

Two Minnesota professors who have compiled a comprehensive database of mass shootings in the United States are taking their work to lawmakers, school leaders and law enforcement officials in hopes of preventing future tragedies.

Hamline University Prof. Jillian Peterson and Metropolitan State University Prof. James Densley are hosting a training session Friday in downtown St. Paul to discuss their preliminary findings and mass shooting prevention strategies. More than 200 people from across Minnesota and the country are scheduled to attend the sold-out session.


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