CANCELLED Serial Murder: Up Close and PersonalWednesday March 18, 2020
6:30 PM until 8:00 PM
This program is part of the One Book, One Wallingford series.
Based on his personal experiences and research, Dr. Jack Levin explores several myths and realities concerning characteristics of serial killers, as well as their popular appeal in the mass media. Among the misconceptions he will address and correct: 1. That the allure of serial murder is explained mainly by morbid curiosity, 2. That serial killers are motivated solely by perverted sexual desire, 3. That behavioral profiling is a panacea in the repertoire of crime fighting, 4. That most serial killers are apprehended because of the effective tactics and strategies of law enforcement, and 5. That we are experiencing an epidemic of serial murder.
Dr. Jack Levin, Professor Emeritus and Co-Director of Northeastern University’s Center on Violence and Conflict, specializes in research on murder, prejudice, and hate. He has authored more than 30 books; published more than 250 articles in professional journals, books, and newspapers; and appeared frequently on national television programs.
No registration required
Location: Community Room
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