James Densley is professor and department chair of criminal justice at Metropolitan State University. He is perhaps best known for co-creating the largest, most comprehensive database of mass shooters in the United States, known as The Violence Project.
Densley is the author of six books, including The Violence Project: How to Stop A Mass Shooting Epidemic (Abrams Press, 2021), 45 peer-reviewed articles in leading scientific journals, and over 70 book chapters, essays, and non-refereed works in outlets such as CNN, The Guardian, Los Angeles Times, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post.
Can we stop mass shootings? The first step is collecting data, and these authors have done just that.