The following is a transcript and video recording of Jillian Peterson and James Densley on Face the Nation. In this interview, they discuss their research on mass shooters, what they found with crisis intervention, how this applies to schools and gun ownership, and much more. Read and watch here. Author: Face the Nation Source: CBS News … [Read more...]
Transcript: Dr. Jillian Peterson and Dr. James Densley on “Face the Nation,” June 12, 2022
We Need Hope to Combat Violence. That Won’t Arrive Without Action.
"What might have stopped the gunman from killing 21 people in Uvalde, Texas? In the aftermath of the shootings, familiar details emerged. We know he fought with his mother. We know he has been accused of posting footage of himself seriously abusing one or more cats online. We know he shot his grandmother, who worked at Robb Elementary. We know he … [Read more...]
A Disturbing New Pattern in Mass Shootings: Young Assailants
"Six of the nine deadliest mass shootings in the United States since 2018 were by people who were 21 or younger, representing a shift for mass casualty shootings, which before 2000 were most often initiated by men in their mid-20s, 30s and 40s. “We see two clusters when it comes to mass shooters, people in their 40s who commit workplace type … [Read more...]
What Makes a Mass Shooter?
"In America, unthinkable violence has become routine. In the wake of mass shootings in Buffalo, New York, and Uvalde, Texas, David Remnick speaks with the researchers Jillian Peterson and James Densley, whose book, “The Violence Project,” is the most in-depth study of mass shooters to date. Pro-gun politicians may continue to block any measures to … [Read more...]
Two Professors Found What Creates a Mass Shooter. Will Politicians Pay Attention?
"Their findings, also published in the 2021 book, The Violence Project: How to Stop a Mass Shooting Epidemic, reveal striking commonalities among the perpetrators of mass shootings and suggest a data-backed, mental health-based approach could identify and address the next mass shooter before he pulls the trigger — if only politicians are willing to … [Read more...]