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NIJ-Funded Research on Mass Shootings to Advance Evidence-Based Policy and Practice

Basia E. Lopez, MPA, Social Science Analyst, National Institute of Justice; John Hollywood, Ph.D., RAND Corporation; Grant Duwe, Ph.D., Minnesota Department of Corrections; Kristen E. Slater, Federal Bureau of Investigation

Mass public shootings continue to threaten communities in the United States, yet research on this criminal phenomenon is limited. In this full thematic panel, renowned experts will present a series of research projects summarizing NIJ-funded research projects’ newest findings on public mass shootings. The discussion will focus on NIJ’s investment to address the phenomenon of mass shootings through innovative study approaches to advance our understanding of mass shootings and inform prevention efforts. The implications of this research to criminal justice will also be discussed.

Date Published: November 30, 2021