Expert on murder and violence will speak at Penn State Beaver

Jack Levin will offer a free presentation titled "Serial Killers: Up Close and Personal," at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 26, in the auditorium of the Penn State Beaver Student Union Building. The public is invited to attend. Levin specializes in the study of violence and hate, and has examined and interviewed serial killers, mass murderers, violent criminals and perpetrators of hate crimes while exploring their methods and mentalities. He is the author or co-author of 30 books about crime, criminals, and hate, and has developed theories about conditions under which the worst crimes can occur.

Levin has maintained communication with many of the criminals he has interviewed. He has testified in criminal and civil court cases, consulted with prosecution and defense attorneys, and assisted police in apprehending violent predators. In addition, he has appeared frequently on news and talk shows and is often consulted by the media.

Levin is The Irving and Betty Brudnick Professor of Sociology and Criminology and co-director of the Brudnick Center on Violence and Conflict, Northeastern University, Boston. He holds a doctorate and a master’s degree in sociology and a bachelor’s degree in communication research from Boston University. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from American International College in Springfield, Mass.

For information about the program, contact Robin Schreck, Beaver campus coordinator of student activities and resident life, ras62@psu.edu or 724-773-3947.

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Last Updated October 24, 2011