Professor and Crisis Response Expert
Katherine Schweit is an author, attorney, former Chicago prosecutor, and career Federal Bureau of Investigation special agent who helped jail bank robbers, kidnappers, and domestic terrorists, while working daily with local police investigating and responding to mass casualty and active shooter incidents. A native of Detroit, Ms. Schweit earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Michigan State University. She earned a law degree at DePaul University and joined the Cook County prosecutor’s office as an assistant state’s attorney. She is a recognized expert in crisis response, workplace violence, and corporate security policies, and often provides on-air television and radio commentary after mass casualty and complex attacks. She is regularly invited to speak to at universities and before professional, government, and private organizations about her insight into the challenges in preventing and managing mass shootings and complex terrorist attacks. Her book is called "Stop the Killing" and can be purchased below.
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Dr. Jaclyn Schildkraut
Associate Professor of Criminal Justice & National Expert on Mass Shootings Research
Jaclyn is an Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Oswego. Her research focuses on school and mass shootings in the United States in regard to crime statistics, media representations, security and prevention, legislative responses, and other important considerations that impact individuals and communities struck by these tragedies. She has published in numerous academic journals, and her research has been cited by the news media locally, nationally, and even internationally. She prides herself on providing an honest and genuine account of these events and their impacts, and is grateful for the opportunity to work with communities impacted by these events, including working with individuals from Columbine, Virginia Tech, Sandy Hook, and others. A former resident of Orlando and the Parkland area, each of which has experienced its own mass shooting (Pulse Nightclub, 2016 and Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, 2018), Jaclyn is committed to helping change the narrative about these events and encouraging a proactive approach to safety and prevention. In addition to peer reviewed journal articles, book chapters, and book reviews, Jaclyn also has authored / co-authored a book based off her research. Click below to purchase her book.
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