Jack Levin Portrait

Thank you for visiting my website. For more than 25 years, I have specialized in the study of violence and hate, especially of the most irrational and despicable kinds. During this period, I have had many opportunities to examine the methods and mentality of brutal killers and other violent criminals-serial killers and rapists, mass murders, and vicious hatemongers. Thus, I have conducted face-to-face interviews and corresponded by mail and phone. I have also testified in criminal and civil court cases, consulted with prosecution and defense attorneys, and assisted the police in apprehending violent predators. Finally, I have often been asked to comment on newsworthy incidents of homicide or hate for newspaper and television reporters. The net result of my research has taught me a number of significant lessons that I wish to share with professionals as well as college students and community members. My personal experiences are, I hope, interesting in themselves, but they should also be useful for making some crucial points about the conditions under which the worst kinds of crimes occur.

My website reflects many of my interests in research and policy. You will find a number of newspaper opinion columns I have written about a range of policy issues-juvenile violence, school shootings, mass murder, sexual predators, terrorism, hate crimes, and the like. You will also find a list of the books I have authored or co-authored in the area of violence and hate. My website also contains a link to the website of Wolfman Productions, where you can obtain more information about my presentations to college students. I have given presentations to a broad range of audiences-faculty members, criminal justice professionals, social workers, medical students, security professionals, human resource personnel, and so on. I have spoken about violence or hate to such groups as the White House Conference on Hate Crimes, the Department of Justice, the Department of Education, OSCE's Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (a membership of 59 countries) and the International Association of Chiefs of Police.

Jack Levin