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Expert on serial killers, extreme violence to speak April 3 at Tech


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Jack Levin will present “Serial Killers: Up Close and Personal” at 6 p.m. in Tennessee Tech University’s Derryberry Hall Auditorium.

Published Tuesday Mar 27, 2018

Over the past 30 years, Jack Levin has interviewed and studied serial killers; served as an expert witness in homicide cases and served as a media expert in cases of mass murder, school shootings and hate crimes. On Tuesday, April 3, Levin will present “Serial Killers: Up Close and Personal” at 6 p.m. in Tennessee Tech University’s Derryberry Hall Auditorium.

Levin, Ph.D., is the Brudnick Professor Emeritus of Sociology and Criminology at Northeastern University where he co-directs the Brudnick Center on Violence and Conflict. A prolific writer and researcher, Levin has co-written 31 books, including “Overkill: Mass Murder and Serial Killing Exposed,” “Hate Crimes: The Rising Tide of Bigotry and Bloodshed,” and “Serial Killers and Sadistic Murderers: Up Close and Personal” and has had more than 150 articles published in professional journals and newspapers.

Levin’s research has brought him to examine the methods and mentality of brutal killers and violent criminals and to personally interview killers, victims and family and friends of both killers and victims.

At Northeastern University, he has taught one of the most popular courses at the school: The Sociology of Violence and Hate. In the course, Levin and his students address the characteristics and consequences of serial and mass murder, cult killings, cannibalism, domestic terrorism, school violence and hate crimes.

This is a Center Stage event made possible by the university’s general education fund and presented by the Tennessee Tech Service and Leadership Village. It is free and open to the public.

Derryberry Hall is located at 1 William L. Jones Drive, Cookeville.

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