Jillian Peterson, Hamline University

Jillian Peterson, Hamline University

Jillian Peterson is a forensic psychologist, associate professor of criminology and criminal justice at Hamline University, and co-president of The Violence Project. She earned her Ph.D. in Psychology and Social Behavior from the University of California, Irvine. Her areas of interest and expertise are forensic psychology, mental illness in the criminal justice system, cyber violence, school violence and mass shootings. She recently directed a large-scale research project funded by the National Institute of Justice examining the life histories of over 170 mass shooters. Peterson receives funding from National Institute of Justice and the Bureau of Justice Statistics.

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 […]