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Jack Levin

Professor Emeritus of Sociology and Criminology

Jack Levin, Ph.D. has authored or co-authored more than thirty books including The Allure of Premeditated Murder, Extreme Killing, Serial Killers and Sadistic Murderers, Mass Murder, and Hate Crimes as well as more than 250 articles and columns. While an active faculty member, Levin was honored as Massachusetts “Professor of the Year” and by the ASA for his contributions to the public understanding of sociology. He has also received awards from the ESS, AACS, and SSSP.

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Lifetime Achievement Award, Who’s Who 2018-19Lifetime Achievement Award for contributions to Crime and Delinquency, Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP), 2013.Lester Ward Award, Association for Clinical and Applied Sociology, 2011.International Who’s Who, 2010American Sociological Association, Public Understanding of Sociology Award, 2009-2010.Apple Award for Exemplary Contributions to the Teaching of Sociology, New EnglandSociological Association, 2009.Sigma Delta Tau Sorority, Outstanding Professor, 2008Photograph included in Bill Brett, Boston, An Extended Family (Commonwealth Editions, 2007).Honorary member of Phi Kappa Phi, 2007.Aspiration Award, Northeastern University, 2006.Robin Williams Distinguished Lecturer, Eastern Sociological Society, 2004-5Who’s Who in the Social Sciences, 2004-2005Sign of Honour for contributions to international collaboration, South-West University,Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria, 2002.Named to list of “100 Who Made Their Mark,” Northeastern University Magazine,September 1998Irving and Betty Brudnick Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Criminology, 1997-2014College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor, Northeastern University, 1996-1999Urban Law and Public Policy Institute Distinguished Professor, Northeastern University Law School, 1995-1996CASE Professor of the Year, Massachusetts, 1991-92Honorary Member, Golden Key National Honor Society, 1991Pioneer Award, New England Sociological Association, 1991Award, Disabilities Resource Center, Northeastern University, 1990Instructional Fellowship Award, Northeastern University, 1984Excellence in Teaching Award, Northeastern University, 1981Who’s Who in Education, Nursing, the East and the WorldWho’s Who Among America’s Teachers

New England Sociological Association (Past President)Eastern Sociological Society (Vice President, 1994-95)American Sociological AssociationSociety for the Study of Social ProblemsEastern Educational Research Association (Past Division Chair)American Society of CriminologyAmerican Academy of Criminal Justice SciencesInternational Society of CriminologyCommon Ground: Diversity in Organizations, Communities, and Nations (Board of Advisors)

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