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2019

Smart Talk: The Violence Project finds commonalities among mass shooters, PA Post, August 19.

How teachers can prevent school shootings: Pay attention to students’ mental health, Giving Compass, August 19.

Why it’s wrong to blame mass killings on mental illness, Columbia Journalism Review, August 16.

How to prevent violence? Help kids have healthy childhoods, Caller Times, August 16.

Can teachers be trained to prevent future school shootings? Researchers say yes. EdSurge, August 15.

Do mass shooters share common traits?, KFOXTV, August 15.

Why isn’t there already an algorithm to predict school shooters?, Medium, August 14. Reprinted Thrive Global.

Guest column: Science, not partisan politics, should guide our reaction to gun violence, Village Life, August 14.

Stop blame game about shootings, cease political uses of tragedy, The Citizen, August 13.

Research on mass shooters, WITF Smart Talk, August 13. Re-posted NPR.

美德州槍擊案省思 福音如何為罪行氾濫的世界帶來改變?今日神向祂的子民發出的問題, Chinese Christian Tribune (Taiwan), August 13.

School shooters—the-data says, running our kids thru lockdown drills may not be the best plan, KARE-11, August 12.

What are warning signs of mass violence, and what should we do when we see them?, Wisconsin Public Radio, August 12.

Stopping the Mass Shooter: Raising the age to buy assault weapons, Communities Digital News, August 12.

Oprah is right, we have lost our moral center. And we need to find it quick, Patheos, August 12.

The Roy Green Show, Corus Radio Network, August 11.

America changed: Anxiety simmers as mass shootings loom any time, anywhere, Detroit Free Press, August 11. Reprinted Miroir Mag.

How suicide prevention may help stop mass killers before they start shooting, NBC News, August 11.

Trying to understand and prevent mass shootings, San Francisco Examiner, August 11.

GOP legislator on mass violence: We can build a safer future by taking care of each other, NJ.com, August 11.

Mass shootings and the need for action in Congress, The Signal, August 11.

The making of a mass shooter: What contributes to a killer opening fire on strangers? News.com.au, August 11. Reprinted New Zealand Herald.

A common trait among mass killers: hatred toward women, New York Times, August 10. Nationally syndicated.

'Modern gun' or weapon of war? Carnage heightens scrutiny of popular, widely available assault rifles, Star Tribune, August 10.

Newsletter: How quickly a mass shooting is old news, Los Angeles Times, August 10.

L'ultra-droite, menace terroriste numéro 1, La Presse, August 10.

Dennis Marek: now those mass shootings are coming in twos and threes, Daily Journal, August 10.

Are researchers asking the right questions to prevent mass shootings?, Science News, August 9.

‘It takes all of us.’ What can you do to address the issue of gun violence?, Centre Daily Times, August 9.

‘Not an ideology — it’s idiocy’: Cleaver is right on guns, but Congress can’t do it all. Kansas City Star, August 9.

Dr. Drew answers, Dr. Drew Midday Live on KABC, August 8.

Episode 289: Guns, Hate, and Inaction, Ken Rudin’s Political Junkie, August 8.

Mass shootings and mental illness: a teaching moment?, Medpage, August 8.

Estos 2 criminólogos han estudiado los tiroteos en masa desde 1996: los resultados, El Confidencial, August 8.

Why do we keep having debates about video-game violence? The Conversation, August 8.

Graham: A paradox for gun control proponents, Kinston.com, August 8.

Letters to the Editor: Mass shooters are almost always men. Why don’t we talk about this? Los Angeles Times, August 8.

Researchers studied 163 mass shootings. Here are the four things shooters have in common, KSL News Radio, August 7.

Podcast–opioid overdoses, gun violence and Trump, The Bill Kelly Show AM900 CHML, August 7.

What we’re missing about mass-shootings: Young men are in crisis, Break Point, August 7.

History of the 1990s, Episode 3—Columbine, Curious Cast, August 7.

Daily bulletin: The FBI opened a domestic terror investigation into the Gilroy shooting, The Trace, August 7.

Violence project seeks to shift focus from reaction to prevention in mass shootings, WCCO, August 6.

Mass shootings can be contagious, research shows, NPR, August 6. Nationally syndicated.

What makes a mass shooter?, Wait, There's More, August 6.

Here’s what we know about the suspected gunmen in the El Paso, Dayton shootings, Global News (Canada), August 6.

Sociologist: mass shooters’ common traits offer clues for prevention, Newsy, August 6. Republished on MSN.

Four things most mass shooters have in common, Cheddar, August 6.

Expert on mass shooter warning signs, common traits, WCBI, August 6.

Mental Illness isn’t main driver of mass shootings, experts say, CBS News, August 6.

The Violence Project tracks common traits found in mass shooters, warning signs and how to stop them, CBS News, August 6.

Commonalities found among mass shooters, CBS This Morning, August 6.

The Health 202: Trump blamed mental illness for mass shootings. The reality is more complicated, Washington Post, August 6. Reprinted SFGate.

What will prevent white nationalist attacks?, Yahoo Entertainment, August 6.

The myth of motive in mass shootings, ACE’s Too High News, August 6.

Grievances, access to guns, notoriety associated with shootings, Echo Press, August 6.

Video game makers face backlash after El Paso shooting, CBS News, August 6.

NBC news finds experts believe 24/7 news cycle ‘doesn't help’ deter mass shootings, Accuracy in Media, August 6.

Will focusing on contagion effect’ reduce mass shootings?, AmmoLand Shooting Sports News, August 6.

Study: Media fascination with mass shooters is creating more mass shooters, InfoWars, August 6. Reprinted Summit News.

Cuatro similitudes entre los tiradores masivos y algunas medidas para prevenir sus crímenes, Aleteia, 6 de Agosto.

Preventing violence, The News International, August 6.

Interview with Don Lemon, CNN Tonight, August 5.

Shootings tied to white extremists on rise, workplace shootings more common, NBC7 San Diego, August 5.

Study of mass shootings develops a profile of the mass shooter, KCBS Radio, August 5.

The Violence Project, red flag laws, CA sea cliff erosion (Take Two), KPCC Radio, August 5.

From the UT Tower attack to El Paso: Most mass shooters have four traits in common, KXAN, August 5.

Two shootings, two days: the role Of 8chan, white nationalism, gun proliferation (AirTalk), KPCC Radio, August 5.

What do we know about mass shooters?, MPR News, August 5.

Why many mass shooters are ‘loners’, The Atlantic, August 5. Reprinted Qatar Tribune.

Mass shooters seek ‘validation’ for their murderous attacks, say experts for DOJ, HuffPost, August 5.

The anodyne cruelty of U.S. gun violence, Through The Cracks Newsletter, August 5.

Infancias violentas y fácil acceso a armas: los elementos comunes en los autores de las masacres en EEUU, Infobae, 5 de Agosto.

The Democrats gun-control paradox, Inside Sources, August 5.

More shootings. More helpless, hopeless feelings, Inside Sources, August 5.

Two mass shootings in two days: God’s question for his people today, Christian Post, August 5.

Politicians blame video games for the El Paso shooting. It’s an old claim that’s not backed by research, Washington Post, August 5.

Tiroteos masivos: los expertos dicen que la violencia es contagiosa y que el ciclo de noticias 24/7 no ayuda, Telemundo, 5 de Agosto.

Mass shootings: experts say violence is contagious, and 24/7 news cycle doesn't help, NBC News, August 5.

8chan in the White House, Pod Save America, August 5 (at 1:14:14).

Editorial: Mass shootings, mental health stigma, and flags, The Talbot Spy, August 5.

Different takes: Lessons on how to deal with domestic terrorism from white nationalists, Kaiser Health News, August 5.

What mass shooters have in common, The Jackson Press, August 4.

Another mass shooting is being linked to an online forum where white supremacy thrives, Los Angeles Magazine, August 4.

Minnesota researchers take holistic approach to solving school violence, Campus Security and Life Safety, July 25.

MN researchers roll out revolutionary approach to school safety training, Minnesota Public Radio, July 23.

Bianca Devins: The teenager whose murder was exploited for clicks. BBC, July 20.

Background interview, ProPublica, July 16.

The stupidity of arming teachers, The Hill, July 10.

Can anything be done to prevent gun violence at work?, MarketWatch, June 27.

Norway terror attack survivor: Shooter wasn't a monster, but 'a human being like us', Star Tribune, June 26.

Daily prevention news: Violence in the age of social media, The German Congress of Crime Prevention, June 25.

Modeling more for our youth, Heartland Democracy, June 24.

How can we prevent workplace shootings? 1a (National Public Radio), June 4.

How your company can help prevent a disgruntled or mentally ill employee from becoming an active shooter, MarketWatch, May 29.

Should invest in mental health, emissourian.com, May 25.

Many campus shootings have similarities. Studying them might prevent more tragedy, researchers say, Philadelphia Inquirer, May 3.

Weekend news, KCBS Radio, April 20.

Knife crime and gangs: how a decade of bad policy left deprived young people without real choice, The Conversation, April 4.

Australians struggle to process 'shocking killing', Minnesota Public Radio, April 2.

Experts: Minnesota’s strategy on school gun attacks wrong, Associated Press, March 30. Partial List: Houston Chronicle, San Francisco Chronicle, U.S. News and World Report.

Current school safety measures aren't enough to prevent shootings, Minnesota Public Radio, March 29.

Our view: School safety: Fund more counselors for students’ emotional health, Mankato Free Press, March 28.

Daily digest: School safety and guns, Minnesota Public Radio, March 28.

Minnesota researchers say we're still getting school safety wrong, Minnesota Public Radio, March 27.

Knife crime: causes and solutions – editors’ guide to what our academic experts say, The Conversation, March 11.

Background interview, The Marshall Project, February 26.

Minnetonka police see sharp drop in mental health crisis calls after taking new training program, Star Tribune, February 22.

'County lines' drug gangs tracking children via social media, The Guardian, February 5.

How should we prepare kids for a school shooting? KUOW Public Radio (Seattle), February 4.

Tattoos join a mound of evidence in Danville federal gang cases, Danville Register and Bee, January 15.

Best way to save young men from life of crime may surprise you, The Scotsman, January 10.

2018

$300,000 awarded to research mass shootings in the U.S., Midway Monitor, December 10.

“A problem that’s not going away”, The Oracle, November 16.

Hamline faculty funded for mass shootings research, The Oracle, November 16.

Researchers: Suicidal behavior precedes mass shootings, but no real pattern, WCCO, November 10.

Mass shootings: Pathways to prevention, Fox 9, November 9.

Twin Cities researchers to discuss preliminary results of mass shooting study, Minnesota Public Radio, November 8.

MN researchers' mass shooter database gets federal funding, KARE-11, November 8.

Study could soon bring student researchers face-to-face with mass shooters, KSTP-TV, November 8.

Keeping your place of worship safe: Minneapolis church holds security workshop, KSTP-TV, October 13.

Britain's most dangerous street? Murder, drugs and warfare – how one London road is surrounded by warring gangs turning it into battleground, The Sun, September 24.

Background interview, Politico, September 21.

Judge to weigh dismissing charges against ex-Mpls. cop Noor in Ruszczyk killing, Minnesota Public Radio, September 17.

Minnetonka police train for mental health crises, Associated Press, September 8. Partial List: Houston Chronicle, Kansas City Star, Miami Herald, San Francisco Chronicle, U.S. News and World Report.

Police experts raise concerns over 'red flags' in Noor's psych evaluation, field training, KSTP-TV, September 6.

Search warrant: Cellphone found in hollowed-out Bible in Ramsey County jail, Pioneer Press, September 4.

Minnetonka cops connect with mental health workers to defuse crises, Minnesota Public Radio, September 4.

It’s not Drill music that drives violence, Socialist Worker, August 21.

Law gives officers wide discretion in deadly force incidents, Minnesota Public Radio, August 14.

Examining the R-Model, Minnesota Police Chief, Summer 2018.

What do you see when you watch the police shooting of Thurman Blevins video? We asked experts what they noticed, Pioneer Press, July 31.

Minnetonka police want to connect mental-crisis callers with therapists, Star Tribune, July 31.

Local researchers compile mass shooting database, KARE 11, July 3.

Mpls. decision to release body cam video breaks new ground, Minnesota Public Radio, June 28.

Dodgy Scots dealers ditch cannabis for body boosting steroids and tan-enhancing melanotan injections as demand skyrockets, The Scottish Sun, June 27.

Drug dealers say cannabis profits down in saturated Scottish market, The Herald, June 27.

Thurman Blevins shooting: Critical questions remain, KARE 11, June 25.

Drug gangs using kids as young as 12 to import heroin into Scotland, Sunday Herald, June 24.

Scots gangs target Belfast as new heroin supply route, The Herald, June 23.

London gangs driven by profiting from drugs, report says, BBC, June 6.

London gangs 'becoming more ruthless and moving out of capital', Daily Mail, June 6.

London gangs including the Mali Boys are becoming more 'organised, ruthless and driven by drugs profits', report finds, Evening Standard, June 6.

London gang culture becoming 'more ruthless,' study finds, The Voice, June 6.

Andrew Pierce is leading Britain's conversation, LBC, April 6.

ACLU Minnesota criticizes changes to Minneapolis police body camera policy, KSTP-TV, April 5.

SMART Center is one good solution to Minnesota's crisis-intervention training needs, MinnPost, March 30.

Noor case marks first murder charges for on-duty officer in Hennepin County, Fox 9, March 20.

Background interview, Minnesota Public Radio, March 20.

Loss of police escort in Rosemount rankles funeral home owner, Star Tribune, March 13.

Looking for motives in America's mass shootings, MinnPost, March 9.

Knee-jerk reactions will not prevent shootings, The Chetek Alert, February 28.

18 school shootings this year? That's fuzzy math, analysis shows, Norwalk Reflector, February 18.

Debate arises about criteria defining school shootings, SC Times, February 16.

Minnesota incident included in 2018 U.S. school-shooting total shouldn't be, police official says, Star Tribune, February 15.

Is this the way to quell gun violence? Greening Frogtown, January/February, p. 11.

2017

Sandy Hook five years on: more awareness but still too little control, France 24, December 14.

Mass shootings aren't more frequent—but they are deadlier, Associated Press, December 11.

Partial List: ABC News, Chicago Tribune, Fox News, Houston Chronicle, LA Times, Minnesota Public Radio, Newsday, New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Seattle Times, St. Louis Post–Dispatch, Washington Post, Yahoo.

Both sides of gun debate wonder how to keep guns from those who shouldn’t have them, Washington Post, November 16.

The Islamic State is more like a street gang than like other terrorist groups, Washington Post, November 15.

Minneapolis city council member looks to change police oversight committee, KSTP-TV, November 4.

Shootings drop in Minneapolis, but rounds fired are on the rise, Star Tribune, October 30.

Study: Police body cameras show no effect on use of force incidents, complaints, KSTP-TV, October 20.

Minnesota researchers create mass shooting database, Associated Press, October 14.

Partial List: KSTP–TV, Middletown Press, Post Bulletin, Register Citizen, San Francisco Chronicle, Seattle Times, USA Today, U.S. News and World Report, Washington Times, Winona Daily News.

Police, FBI come together for use of force training, KAALTV, October 13.

Use of force forum, KIMT News, October 13.

Rochester police take unique approach to teach public about use of force, KTTC, October 13.

150 Massedrap-Eksperter Ber Mediene Skjerpe Seg, Nettavisen (Norway), October 9.

'This shooter is a little different': Hamline professor studies mass shootings, Minnesota Public Radio, October 8.

We shouldn't name mass killers, scientists say – it encourages more attacks, Yahoo News UK, October 5.

Experts call for mass killers' names to be kept quiet, Live Science, October 4.

Dear media, stop using mass murderers' pictures and names, Alabama Media Group, October 4.

Mass killers like the Vegas shooter should not be named in news coverage, experts say, Newsweek, October 3.

Tensions raciales aux USA: le retour des vieux demons (background interview), Enquête Exclusive (France), October 1.

Faith leaders focus on church security after national incidents, KSTP-TV, September 30.

Metro faith leaders take security steps in wake of Nashville church shooting, Fox 9, September 30.

Task force releases recommendations on law enforcement and community relations, KSTP-TV, September 29.

Prof. James Densley recognized with UK Prime Minister's Points of Light Award, News@Metro, September 27.

Is antifa a street gang? GeoMovements, September 18.

Pavlich: Antifa should be designated a 'domestic terrorist organization', Fox News, September 18.

How a Minnesota program could become a new standard in crisis intervention training, Star Tribune, September 16.

Sonoma County's Morning News with Pat Kerrigan, KSRO 103.5 FM, Santa Rosa, CA, August 24.

Vikings fan sues Minneapolis Police, City claiming excessive force, KSTP-TV, August 9.

Officer training fund won't be named for Castile, KSTP-TV, July 28.

Investigation continues into Justine Damond's shooting death in US, New Zealand Herald, July 25.

Justine Ruszczyk’s killer was on Minneapolis police fast track, The Australian, July 25.

Bizarre street signs go up in the wake of Justine Damond’s shooting death in US, News.com.au, July 25.

Background interview, Associated Press, July 24.

Minnesota cop who fatally shot Australian woman was ‘fast-tracked’ into the force, Fox News, July 24.

New questions raised about Minneapolis cop's training, CBS This Morning, July 24.

Officer who shot dead bride-to-be outside her Minneapolis home only had seven months training after he was fast-tracked through the police cadet program, Daily Mail, July 23.

Fast-track training put officer Noor on Mpls. police, Star Tribune, July 23. Reprinted Officer.com.

Road to becoming a police officer unique in Minnesota, KSTP-TV, July 19.

Criminal justice expert shocked by police shooting, KSTP-TV, July 17.

There are good policing rules—Why won't officers use them with people of color?, Yes Magazine, June 28.

Escalating demands on police require additional training, ECM Post Review, May 7.

For those aging out of Twin Cities gang life, retirement is no time to kick back, Star Tribune, February 15.

2016

Do college grads make better cops? Post Bulletin, December 19.

Black Market: Dispatches (Crime Towers, Season 1, Episode 8), Viceland, October 11.

Take the money and run, Time Warner Cable News, Charlotte, NC., September 4.

Study window, China Women's News, August 16.

Background interview, Minnesota Public Radio, August 3.

Are police being taught to pull the trigger too fast? National Public Radio, July 15.

Background interview, APM Reports, July 13.

Schools project hailed for cutting gang violence, Evening Standard, May 19.

Appeal lost, Detroit Jewish News, April 28.

Feds outline student aid fraud, charges to come?, Detroit Free Press, March 24.

Pilot project seeks ways to build police-community trust, Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder, January 27.

Drugs gangs recruiting nine-year-olds, research suggests, BBC, January 13.

Fears grow over gangs' exploitation of women and young people, The Guardian, January 13.

Gangs lure children under nine with new trainers and tracksuits, The Telegraph, January 13.

Rural and coastal towns to receive new Government support to tackle gang violence, The Independent, January 13.

Urban gangs recruit children under nine, Daily Mail, January 13.

Gangs 'force girls to think group sex is normal', Home Office report warns, Evening Standard, January 13.

Children under 9 ‘are being used as drug runners', Metro, January 13.

2015

Family killings frustrate domestic violence groups, Minnesota Public Radio, September 16.

The Colleen and Bradley Show (hour 2, time 1.02–12.02), myTalk 107.1, September 15.

Background interview, The Advocate, February 18.

Background interview, The Economist, January 13.

2014

Sentencing of NY gang members unlikely to be last chapter in Harlem, Juvenile Justice Information Exchange, December 16.

L'EI, c'est le gang de rue sous stéroïdes, 7Sur7, October 7.

Meet and greet: Dr. James Densley, RSA United States, September.

Opposites attract: Cops, troubled teens go fishing, KSTP-TV, July 7.

2013

Dr. James Densley hangs with gangs, KFAI Radio Without Borders, September 4.

Apparent victim of St. Paul gang beating is out of a coma, St. Paul Pioneer Press, August 12.

Illegal gun sales: Smarter enforcement, Savannahnow / Savannah Morning News, May 20.

Alumni Dr James Densley visits the University of Northampton to talk about his new book, University of Northampton, May 14.

Getting away with murder, Trinidad and Tobago Newsday, March 18.

2012

What Stringer Bell can teach us about gangs, The Society Pages, December 19.

Chicago gang threatens to kill Minnesota police officer, KSTP-TV, October 31.

Olímpica, Londres ainda teme reedição de onda de revoltas após um ano, Folha de S.Paulo, August 5.

The evolution of London street gangs, Mind Hacks, April 5

Police and hospitals attack knife and gun crime, Constabulary, March 27.

Met Police to track London gun injuries with A&E data, BBC London News, March 24.

Metropolitan Police knife crime DVD aimed at children, BBC London News, March 23.

The management of knife injuries, The Surgical Foundation, March 23.

Girls in gangs warned of rape risk, Daily Express, February 10.

Girls raped by their own gang members to receive victims fund, Huffington Post, February 10.

Scheme launched to support gang victims, Channel 4 News, February 10.

Government targets sexual abuse of girls in gangs, The Guardian, February 9.

Double take, BBC Radio 5 Live, February 5.

2011

St. Paul employs ‘smarter, not softer’ approach to gangs, St. Paul Pioneer Press, December 3.

After the riots, London police tackle gangs, The Washington Post, November 4, 2011.

Met working with schools in bid to offer an escape route, Evening Standard, October 31.

Anti-gang lessons for nine-year-olds: police to shock pupils over knife crime, Evening Standard, August 30. Partial List The Times of India and Corriere della Sera, Italy.

London riots: primary school children ‘fight tournaments’ for gangs aged 10, The Telegraph, August 26. Partial List: USEC Network International Magazine.

Mob rules: Six steps to gang survival, The Sun, August 19.

Groupie sex and extreme violence key to gang membership, report shows, Metro, August 19.

Gangs dürstet nach Gewalt, N-TV, August 19. Reprinted Süddeutsche Zeitung and Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung.

Glasgow campaigner calls for radical response to gang violence after riots, The Guardian, August 19.

Riots are a cry for help, says ex-London gang leader, Reuters, August 12. Partial List: Baltimore Sun, Chicago Tribune, El Informador, The Province, Vancouver Sun, Yahoo!

Gang warfare, Inside Track: The Magazine of the Home Office, May/June.

2010

Stab victim surgeons to give warnings in classrooms, Evening Standard, November 25.

2009

A baby ASBO, BBC Radio 4, May 11.