Jillian Peterson, Ph. D
Topic: “How We Can All Prevent Mass Shootings”
Jillian Peterson, Ph.D., is a professor of criminal justice at Hamline University and the faculty director of the Hamline Center for Justice and Law. Dr. Peterson received her doctorate in Psychology and Social Behavior from the University of California, Irvine after previously working as an investigator on death penalty cases in Chicago and New York. She has led large-scale research studies on mental illness and crime, school shooting prevention, and mass violence which have received national media attention. Her areas of interest and expertise are forensic psychology, violence, mental illness in the criminal justice system, and evidence-based public policy. She is also trained in restorative justice, violence mediation, crisis intervention, de-escalation, and suicide prevention.