Dr. Jack Levin to present ‘Hate & Violence – American Style’ March 14

Special to HNN Provided by Marshall University

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – A nationally recognized authority in the study of violence and hate comes to Marshall University’s Huntington campus to present “Hate and Violence – American Style,” Monday, March 14, from 4 to 6 p.m. in Room BE5 in the Memorial Student Center.

Dr. Jack Levin, the Irving Brudnick professor of sociology and criminology and co-director of the Brudnick  Center on Violence and Conflict at Northeastern University,  has been studying the methods and mentality of brutal killers, including serial killers, for the past 25 years.

He is the author or co-author of more than 30 books and more than 150 published articles in journals and newspapers.  Levin has appeared numerous times on national television, including the programs “48 Hours,” “20/20,” “NBC’s Dateline,” and “The Today Show.”

In 2009, Levin received the American Sociological Association’s Public Understanding of Sociology Award.  He has spoken to a wide variety of audiences including the White House Conference on Hate Crimes, the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Department of Education, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe’s Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights and the International Association of Chiefs of Police.

The program is free to the public and refreshments will be served.

Levin’s appearance is being sponsored by Marshall’s College of Liberal Arts, Office of Academic Affairs, Office of Multicultural Affairs, and departments of sociology/anthropology, criminal justice and political science.

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