Jack Levin

Irving and Betty Brudnick Professor of Sociology and Criminology
Ph.D., Boston University 

Phone: 617-373-4983
Office: 569 Holmes Hall
Email: j.levin@neu.edu
CV: Download as PDF
Website: jacklevinonviolence.com

Levin is the American Sociological Association’s 2009 Winner of the “Public Understanding of Sociology” Award

Areas of Research/Interest:

• Murder
• Prejudice and Hate
• Sociology of Aging
• Sociology of Conflict

Selected Publications

Jack Levin, Blurring the Boundaries of Age: Childhood and Adulthood in an Age of Ambiguity, (Routledge, expected 2012).

James Fox and Jack Levin. The Will to Kill: Making Sense of Senseless Murger. (Allyn and Bacon, 2011).

James Fox and Jack Levin. Extreme Killing: Understanding Serial and Mass Murder. (Sage Publications, 2011).

Jack Levin and J. Nolan. The Violence of Hate. (Allyn and Bacon, 2010).

Jack Levin. Serial Killers and Sadistic Murders – Up Close and Personal. (Prometheus Books, 2008).

Jack Levin and G. Rabrenovic. Why We Hate. (Prometheus Books, 2004).

External Affiliations:

  • Eastern Sociological Society (Vice President, 1994-95)
  • American Sociological Association
  • American Society of Criminology
  • International Society of Political Psychology
  • American Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences

Courses Taught Undergraduate:

• SOCL 1241 Sociology of Violence and Hate | Syllabi