Jillian Peterson

Professor of Criminal Justice, Hamline University

Dr. Jillian Peterson earned her Ph.D. in Psychology and Social Behavior from the University of California, Irvine. She is a psychologist and professor of criminal justice at Hamline University, where she also directs the Center for Justice and Law. Dr. Peterson's areas of interest and expertise are forensic psychology, mental illness in the criminal justice system, cyber violence, and mass violence. She is currently directing a large-scale research project funded by the National Institute of Justice examining the life histories of over 150 mass shooters.


  • –present
    Professor of Criminal Justice, Hamline University


  • 2012 
    University of California, Irvine, Psychology and Social Behavior