CU-Boulder sources on Aurora theater shooting

 

Kenneth Foote, professor of geography, studies how events of violence and tragedy are memorialized and remembered. He has visited hundreds of sites that have been scarred by incidents of violence or tragedy in the United States and abroad, and is the author of the book “Shadowed Ground: America’s Landscapes of Violence and Tragedy.” He can be reached at kfoote@colorado.edu or 303-641-3346.

Marianne “Mimi” Wesson, professor of law in the CU-Boulder Law School, is an expert in criminal law and criminal procedure. She can be reached at 720-320-6903 or marianne.wesson@colorado.edu.

William “Bill” Woodward, a faculty member at CU-Boulder's Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence, can comment on violent behavior, including risk factors, general causes and prior shooting incidents including Columbine. Woodward was director of the Colorado Division of Criminal Justice from 1984 to 1999 and has been active with the center since 2001. He can be reached at 303-735-0538, 303-475-9051 or bill.woodward@colorado.edu.

Delbert Elliott, founding director of the CU-Boulder Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence and distinguished professor emeritus of sociology, is an expert on youth violence (up to age 25), the Columbine school shooting and was the senior scientific editor of “Youth Violence: A Report of the Surgeon General” issued in 2001. He also can address University of Colorado campus gun laws. He can be reached by contacting Peter Caughey in the CU-Boulder Office of News Services and Media Relations at 303-492-4007 or caughey@colorado.edu, or Eda Homan in the Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence at 303-735-2146 or eda.homan@colorado.edu.

Richard Collins, professor of law in the CU-Boulder Law School, is an expert in constitutional law and can address gun laws. He can be reached at 303-492-5493.

For assistance contact Peter Caughey in the CU-Boulder Office of News Services and Media Relations at 303-492-4007 or caughey@colorado.edu.

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