Hate Crimes: Myths and Realities
Examines characteristics and consequences of hate crimes--racial slurs, threatening phone calls, brutal assaults, and even mass murder. Drawing upon his many years of teaching, researching, and writing about prejudice and violence, Levin explores the nature of hate attacks, the motivations of hate crime offenders, and the elements of everyday life that support and encourage inter-group conflict and violence. He then makes a number of suggestions for eliminating hate crimes and fostering a culture of tolerance and respect for differences.
International Journal of Diversity in Organizations, Communities and Nations, Volume 7, Issue 5, pp.81-86.
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Professor and Director, Brudnick Center on Conflict and Violence, Northeastern University, USA
Jack Levin, Ph.D is the Irving and Betty Brudnick Professor of Sociology and Criminology and director of the Brudnick Center on Conflict and Violence at Northeastern University, where he teaches courses in hate and violence.
He has authored 26 books, including Mass Murder: America's Growing Menace; Why We Hate; The Functions of Prejudice; Hate Crimes Revisited; The Will to Kill: Making Sense of Senseless Murder; Extreme Killing: Understanding Serial and Mass Murder; and The Violence of Hate.
Dr. Levin has published more than 150 articles in professional journals and newspapers, such as The New York Times, Boston Globe, Dallas Morning News, Philadelphia Inquirer, Christian Science Monitor, Chicago Tribune, and USA Today.
He appears frequently on national television programs, including 48 Hours, 20/20, Dateline NBC, The Today Show, Good Morning America, Oprah, The O'Reilly Factor, Larry King Live, and all network newscasts.
Dr. Levin was honored by the Massachusetts Council for Advancement and Support of Education as its 'Professor of the Year'. He has spoken to a wide variety of community, academic, and professional groups, including the White House Conference on Hate Crimes, the Department of Justice, the Department of Education, and the International Association of Chiefs of Police.
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