In the first event in a yearlong educational series on “civic sustainability,” Northeastern faculty and administrators encouraged students to embrace their diversity across culture, race, ethnicity, and sexual orientation.
We asked experts in law, psychology, and criminology to examine last Friday’s Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Connecticut that claimed the lives of 20 children and seven adults.
Northeastern criminologist Jack Levin probes the mind of 24-year-old James Holmes, who allegedly opened fire in a crowded Colorado movie theater last Friday morning, killing 12 and wounding 58.
Earlier this week, a teenager was accused of killing three high school students after he opened fire at an Ohio high school. Eric Madfis, a doctoral candidate in Northeastern’s Department of Sociology and Anthropology and a research associate at the Brudnick Center on Violence and Conflict, has been working with criminology expert and professor Jack Levin to complete his dissertation focused on school shootings. We asked Madfis to analyze this incident and how it relates to others in the past.
Northeastern faculty members have written at length on a wide range of topics. Here, we highlight the third batch of published works in a feature on recent faculty books.
Professor Jack Levin examines the unusual nature of a murder case in which three young men served nearly 20 years in prison for a crime that new DNA analysis suggests they did not commit
Last week’s terrorist attack in Norway stunned that nation and the world. We asked Jack Levin, the Brudnick Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Criminology at Northeastern University, who specializes in the study of violence and hate, to discuss the mindset of the accused killer and the potential for changes in Norway’s judicial system, which imposes relatively lenient sentences for brutal crimes.
On Wednesday, the FBI arrested notorious Boston gangster James “Whitey” Bulger and his companion in Santa Monica, California, after the couple averted authorities for more than 16 years. We asked Jack Levin, the Brudnick Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Criminology at Northeastern University, to assess the role of tipsters in capturing fugitives, the difficulty of living life on the lam and Bulger’s place among the world’s most notorious criminals.
Northeastern University Faculty Present and Accounted for at 2008 American Sociological Association Annual Meeting
Boston, Mass. — The 103rd Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association (ASA) will take place this week in Boston and Northeastern University will be participating in myriad capacities. From … read more »
Northeastern University Dean Testifies Before Congress, Assists with Passage of Anti-Hate Crime Bill in U.S. House
When U.S. House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers needed an expert to persuade Congress to support his anti-hate crime bill, he knew exactly where to turn. He called Jack McDevitt, … read more »
(with James Fox) Allyn and Bacon, 2011.
(with James Fox) Sage Publications, 2011.
(with J. Nolan) Allyn and Bacon, 2010.