Jack Levin, Ph.D. is Professor Emeritus and Co-Director of Northeastern University's Center on Violence and Conflict, where he teaches courses in the sociology of violence and hate.
Levin has authored or co-authored more than 30 books, including Mass Murder: America' s Growing Menace, Extreme Killing, The Functions of Prejudice, Hate Crimes Revisited, The Will to Kill: Making Sense of Senseless Murder, Domestic Terrorism, Serial Killers and Sadistic Murderers—Up Close and Personal, The Violence of Hate, and Hate Crime: A Global Perspective.
Dr. Levin has published more than 150 articles in professional journals and newspapers, such as The New York Times, London Sunday Times, Boston Globe, Dallas Morning News, Philadelphia Inquirer, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Christian Science Monitor, Chicago Tribune, Washington Post, and USA Today.
He has appeared frequently on national television programs, including 48 Hours, 20/20, Dateline NBC, The Today Show, Good Morning America, Oprah, The O'Reilly Factor, Larry King Live, and all network newscasts.
Dr. Levin was honored by the Massachusetts Council for Advancement and Support of Education as its "Professor of the Year" and by the American Sociological Association for his contributions to the public understanding of sociology. He has also received awards from the Eastern Sociological Society, Association of Clinical and Applied Sociology, and Society for the Study of Social Problems. Moreover, he has spoken to a wide variety of community, academic, and professional groups, including the White House Conference on Hate Crimes, the Department of Justice, OSCE's Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (a membership of 59 countries) and the International Association of
Chiefs of Police.