James Densley

James Densley, PhD, is a professor of criminal justice at Metropolitan State University, which is part of the Minnesota State system. He is known for his international work on gangs, criminal networks, violent extremism, and policing. Based in St. Paul, Minnesota, Peterson and Densley run the Violence Project, a nonpartisan, nonprofit research center known worldwide for its work on mass shooting prevention. The Violence Project has been featured in CNN, Fox News, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, and other leading media outlets.