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McNeese Banners Lecture Set

McNeese Banners Lecture Set

(April 19, 2017) Northeastern University Professor Emeritus Dr. Jack Levin will present a lecture on the sociology behind mass murder at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 25, at Tritico Theater as part of the 2017 Banners at McNeese State University season.         Dr. Jack Levin

The lecture is titled “Extreme Killing: Understanding Serial and Mass Murder” and will provide a thought-provoking account of the sociology behind the growing national epidemic of mass shooting.

Levin, who is co-director of Northeastern’s Center on Violence and Conflict, began his career interviewing members of the Manson family and the Hillside Strangler. He has since earned numerous awards for contributing to the public understanding of mass murder and the criminal mind.

Levin has authored or co-authored more than 30 books, including “Mass Murder: America’ s Growing Menace,” “Extreme Killing” and “The Functions of Prejudice” and he regularly appears on national television to provide expertise on the field of criminal sociology.

He was honored by the Massachusetts Council for Advancement and Support of Education as its “Professor of the Year” and 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, Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe’s Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (a membership of 59 countries), and the International Association of Chiefs of Police.

Tickets will be available at the door at $20 for adults, $5 for students under 18 and free for McNeese and Sowela students with current IDs. For more information on this event or Banners at McNeese, visit the Banners website at or call the Banners office at 337-475-5123.

Persons needing accommodations as provided by the Americans with Disabilities Act should contact the ADA Coordinator at 337-475-5428, voice; 337-475-5960, fax; 337-562-4227, TDD/TTY, hearing impaired; or by email at