The Violence Project: How to Stop A Mass Shooting Epidemic
By Jillian Peterson, PhD and James Densley, PhD
Winner of the 2022 Minnesota Book Award
Using data from the writers’ groundbreaking research on mass shooters, including first-person accounts from the perpetrators themselves, The Violence Project charts new pathways to prevention and innovative ways to stop the social contagion of violence.
Frustrated by reactionary policy conversations that never seemed to convert into meaningful action, special investigator and psychologist Jill Peterson and sociologist James Densley built The Violence Project, the first comprehensive database of mass shooters. Their goal was to establish the root causes of mass shootings and figure out how to stop them.
”If you ever wondered how can we stop mas 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.”
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Published: July 20th, 2022