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Violence Project

How to Stop a Mass Shooting Epidemic

Jillian Peterson


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Praise For Violence Project: How to Stop a Mass Shooting Epidemic

“This is a thorough, groundbreaking work … A gripping book that will captivate anyone seeking to understand why mass shootings occur and what might be done to recognize and intervene with potential shooters before they act.”
— Library Journal (starred review)

“Insightful and cautiously optimistic ... the authors’ nuanced portraits of mass shooters buttress the case that these tragedies ‘are not an inevitable fact of American life; they’re preventable.’ This is a sensitive and knowledgeable treatment of one of America’s most vexing social problems.”
— Publishers Weekly

“A bracing compilation of mass shooter profiles and first-person accounts from violent criminals ... a multifaceted study that is alternately horrifying, depressing, and even hopeful ... A distressing, critical study in the understanding, processing, and prevention of mass-casualty gun violence.”
— Kirkus Reviews

“Reading The Violence Project is like having the lights turned on in a dark stadium. Jillian Peterson and James Densley illuminate for us the darkest corners of our violent predilections. They’ve told us what to do; the rest is up to us. Groundbreaking!”
— Rachel Louise Snyder

“If you ever wondered how can we stop mass shootings, this is the book for you. By mixing compelling first-person interviews with mass shooters and significant data analysis, The Violence Project illustrates the tangible ways we can intervene and prevent a tragedy from occurring. No one is helpless—read this book and help stop violence before it starts.”
— Nicole Hockley

“One of the most comprehensive studies of the subject”
— Wall Street Journal

Harry N. Abrams, 9781419752957

Publication Date: September 7, 2021

About the Author

Jillian Peterson, PhD, has led large-scale research studies on mental illness and crime, school-shooting prevention, and mass violence, which have received national media attention. She is a professor of criminology and criminal justice at Hamline University and the faculty director of the Center for Justice and Law. She lives in Saint Paul, Minnesota. James Densley, PhD, is a professor of criminal justice and first University Scholar at Metropolitan State University, which is part of the Minnesota State system. He has quickly established himself as one of the world’s leading experts on street gangs and youth violence, including cyber violence. He lives in Saint Paul, Minnesota.