Over the past 30 years, Dr. Jack Levin has interviewed brutal serial killers, served as an expert witness in cases involving multiple homicide, consulted with police investigators as well as defense and prosecution lawyers, and served as a media expert in cases of extreme violence, including serial murder, mass murder, school rampage shootings, and hate crimes. A prolific writer and researcher, Dr. Levin has taught one of the most popular and populated courses at Northeastern University entitled the Sociology of Violence and Hate, in which he addresses the characteristics and consequences of serial and mass murder, cult killings, cannibalism, domestic terrorism, school violence, and hate crimes. His presentations to college students are both completely enlightening and totally shocking! For more reasons than one, he has often been characterized as the Albert Einstein of criminology.
Unlike Albert, however, Dr. Levin has had many opportunities to examine the methods and mentality of brutal killers and other violent criminals. He has had lengthy discussions with killers, victims, killer groupies, as well as the family and friends of both killers and victims. Not surprisingly, he has been asked to comment on newsworthy incidents of homicide for all major network news programs including NBC Nightly News, ABC World News Tonight, CBS Evening News, 20/20, 48 Hours, and Dateline NBC and most national talk shows including Today, Good Morning America, Oprah, Larry King Live, and The O Reilly Factor.
Jack Levin, Ph.D. is the Brudnick Professor Emeritus of Sociology and Criminology at Northeastern University, where he co-directs its Brudnick Center on Violence and Conflict. He has written or co-written 31 books including Extreme Killing, Serial Killers and Sadistic Murderers: Up Close and Personal, Overkill: Mass Murder and Serial Killing Exposed, Hate Crimes: The Rising Tide of Bigotry and Bloodshed, The Violence of Hate, Hate Crimes Revisited, and Why We Hate, and more than 150 articles in professional journals and major newspapers such as The London Sunday Times, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Christian Science Monitor, The Dallas Morning News, The Chicago Tribune, and The Philadelphia Inquirer.
In addition, Dr. Levin has addressed the issue of violence and hate in numerous venues including the White House Conference on Hate Crimes, the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the Justice Department, and the Department of Education. He was honored by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education as its Professor of the Year in Massachusetts and has recently received major awards from the Society for the Study of Social Problems (Lifetime Achievement in Crime and Delinquency), American Sociological Association (Contributions to the public understanding of sociology), Eastern Sociological Society (Robin Williams Lectureship), and Association for Clinical and Applied Sociology (Lester Ward Award).
“To say that Dr. Levin was unbelievable is an understatement. Thank you SO much for working with us to bring him here. We had over 250 students in attendance. I can’t say enough about him.” – Student Activities , Fulton-Montgomery College
“It was wonderful. Jack is just simply an amazing person. Brilliant, friendly, kind and funny.” – Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Randolph-Macon College
“Dr. Levin gave one of the greatest, most educational and entertaining lectures I have ever had the pleasure to listen to.” – The University of Texas/El Paso
“Dr. Levin’s presentation was an unqualified success…” – The University of Mississippi
“…an interesting and dynamic speaker, who certainly knows how to get his message across!” – Appalachian State University
“…a great speaker who kept people’s attention…” – University of Wisconsin/Whitewater
“…the evening was a great success…” – Marquette University
“Dr. Levin made a delicate subject interesting and handled it tastefully.” – University of Pittsburgh/Johnstown
“Dr. Levin’s presentation was an unqualified success.” -The University of Mississippi
“Jack held everyone spellbound on a winter evening, two days before spring break. What an accomplishment.” -Marian College
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