Topic: “The Performance of Violence: Understanding Anti-Social Behavior in the Digital Age”
James Densley is a British-American sociologist. He's a Professor of Criminal Justice at Metropolitan State University and Fellow of the Hamline Center for Justice and Law, where he co-leads the mass shooter database project funded by the National Institute of Justice. Densley has been an invited or keynote speaker on three continents and has received global media attention for his research on street gangs, criminal networks, violence, and policing. He is the author of two books, including the award-winning, How Gangs Work (Palgrave, 2013), and more than 50 articles and book chapters. His writing has also featured for CNN, The Conversation, The Guardian, HuffPost, and The Wall Street Journal.