James Densley, Metropolitan State University

James Densley, Metropolitan State University

Dr. James Densley is professor of criminal justice and department chair of the School of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice at Metro State University, part of the Minnesota State system. He is co-founder and co-president of The Violence Project Research Center, best known for its database of mass shooters. Densley has received global media attention for his work on street gangs, criminal networks, violence, and policing. He is the author or coauthor of eight books, including, "The Violence Project: How to Stop a Mass Shooting Epidemic," winner of the 2022 Minnesota Book Award plus 50 peer-reviewed articles in leading social science journals and over 100 book chapters, essays, and other works. Densley receives funding from the National Institute of Justice and the Bureau of Justice Assistance.

Researchers say there's been an uptick in mass shootings at stores. Here members of the FBI and other law enforcement investigate the site of a fatal shooting in a Walmart on Nov. 23, 2022, that killed six, including the suspected gunman. (Nathan Howard/Getty Images)

Rampage at Virginia Walmart follows upward trend in supermarket gun attacks

By: and - November 28, 2022

A gun rampage at a Walmart in Virginia is the latest amid a rise in mass shootings in general in the U.S., and mass shootings at grocery and retail stores in particular. Multiple people including the gunman were killed in the incident on Nov. 22, 2022, at an outlet of the retailer in Chesapeake. It […]