The Violence Project’s co-founder Jillian Peterson was featured in a segment by CNN about the rise in mass shootings throughout the country.
“Jillian Peterson, Associate Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Hamline University, said, ‘That type of violence has been surging through the pandemic, and now in 2021 we’re really seeing those numbers rise. And we can think about how the pandemic has increased stress, increased frustration, added to things like job loss and trauma and isolation, and we know all of that has an impact on gun violence.'”
The broadcast aired nationally on June 20, 2021. It is available for viewing and reading locally through KWWL 7 News here.