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James Densley

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.