3Qs: The mindset behind mass murder

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.

Crime and the college athlete

Jour­nalist and alumnus Jeff Bene­dict dis­cusses the issues raised by his Sports Illus­trated story about crim­inal behavior in the ranks of the nation’s elite col­lege foot­ball players

It’s no mystery

Eng­lish pro­fessor and acclaimed pop­ular nov­elist extracts his best story ideas from pop cul­ture and his own experience