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Professor of the Practice in Criminology and Criminal Justice; Director, Institute on Race and Justice

Jack McDevitt is the co-author of three books: Hate Crimes: The Rising Tide of Bigotry and Bloodshed, Hate Crime Revisited: American War on Those Who Are Different (both with Jack Levin) and Victimology (with Judy Sgarzy). He has spoken on hate crime, racial profiling human trafficking and security both nationally and internationally and has testified as an expert witness before the Judiciary Committees of both U.S. Senate and The U.S. House of Representatives and as invited expert at the White House. In June of 2020, McDevitt was asked by Northeastern University President Aoun to Chair an Advisory Board on ways to improve the Northeastern University Police Department. In January 2013, McDevitt was appointed by Massachusetts House Speaker Robert DeLeo to lead a special commission on gun violence.

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2018 Selected Mentor of the Year by the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences

  • Education

    PhD, Law, Policy, and Society, Northeastern University

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    400 Churchill Hall
    360 Huntington Avenue
    Boston, MA 02115

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