Dr. Jillian Peterson is an Assistant Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Hamline University in St. Paul, where she teaches classes in forensic psychology and research methods. She has a Ph.D. in Psychology and Social Behavior from the University of California, Irvine, with an emphasis on Psychology and Law. Dr. Peterson previously worked as a special investigator on death row cases in New York City, as a research coordinator at the University of Minnesota, and as a jury and trial consultant. She has published multiple articles related to risk assessment, psychopathy, mental illness and crime, and school shootings. Dr. Peterson is currently completing a research study on the relationship between social media and violent crime, and is working with a team to examine files of priests involved in the Archdioceses sex crimes cases.