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Levin, Jack 1941-

Works: 80 works in 475 publications in 3 languages and 17,821 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Handbooks and manuals  History  Legislative hearings  Textbooks 
Roles: Author, Commentator, Speaker
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Most widely held works by Jack Levin
Elementary statistics in social research by Jack Levin( Book )

100 editions published between 1969 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 1,661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This best-selling introduction to statistical analysis in the social sciences provides the right balance of conceptual understanding and step-by-step computational techniques
Hate crimes : the rising tide of bigotry and bloodshed by Jack Levin( Book )

10 editions published between 1993 and 2001 in English and held by 1,550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Howard Beach! The Central Park Jogger! The Assassination of Alan Berg! Vincent Chin's Murder! The Portland Skinhead Slaying! Headlines scream of the latest in a wave of hate crime attacks. Hate crime-violence aimed at individuals because they are members of a particular group - were once considered the rare illegal actions of a small but vocal assortment of extremists who thrived on hating minorities. No more. Hate crimes have been sweeping the nation - as well as the world. They are happening in even the most unlikely of places. Whereas college campuses at one time epitomized the lofty principles of tolerance, diversity, and idealism, they have now become the repositories of hatred and division. Hate is hip on campus, as evidenced not only by the popularity of racist and misogynistic music, but by the recent rash of attacks against blacks, women, Asians, Latinos, Jews, and gays. These perceptive authors step back to reveal how the campus of hate has become a microcosm for the world at large. This expose by Jack Levin, one of America's leading sociologists and co-author of Mass Murder: America's Growing Menace, and Jack McDevitt, America's foremost authority on hate crimes, explores the spreading venom of prejudice and bigotry in our society and the world. They proclaim that political correctness - as in tolerance of diversity - is no longer deemed fashionable but, rather, obsolete. Organized hate groups have been taking our alienated youth by storm. But beyond bemoaning our present crisis, Levin and McDevitt set forth practical guidelines on how to stem the rising tide of hate. These experts persuasively argue that as the economic pie shrinks, a new type of terrorism is leaving a trail of bloodshed and destruction in its wake. For anyone who is different, the message of this new brand of terrorism is unmistakable: Either flee or be killed. These courageous and provocative analysts force us to face a spiraling problem around us as well as the prejudices within ourselves
Hate crimes revisited : America's war against those who are different by Jack Levin( )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 1,472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hate crimes-violence aimed at individuals because they are members of a particular group-were once considered the rare illegal actions of a small but vocal assortment of extremists who thrived on hating minorities. No more. [In this book, the authors] reinterpret this scourge of our generation-hatred based on race, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity, gender, and even citizenship. In the aftermath of the worst act of terrorism in this country's history-the bombing of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001-the authors probe the causes and characteristics of such acts of hatred and, most vitally, their consequences for all of us."--
Extreme killing : understanding serial and mass murder by James Alan Fox( Book )

26 editions published between 2005 and 2019 in English and held by 1,231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Extreme Killing: Understanding Serial and Mass Murder provides a comprehensive, fascinating overview of multiple homicide, including both serial and mass murder. Adopting a unified conceptual framework for understanding these divergent forms of extreme killing, this book illustrates the many violent expressions of power, revenge, terror, greed, and loyalty using contemporary and classic case studies in multiple murder."--Jacket
Sociological snapshots 5 : seeing social structure and change in everyday life by Jack Levin( )

12 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Fifth Edition of Sociological Snapshots continues to provide a solid foundation for students as it introduces them to the world of sociological analysis. Combining abstract sociological concepts with grounded essays ("snapshots") on issues of contemporary interest, this book helps students discover relevant connections and encourages them to develop a sociological eye."--Jacket
The will to kill : making sense of senseless murder by James Alan Fox( Book )

23 editions published between 2001 and 2019 in English and held by 936 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This thoroughly revised and updated text is about the circumstances in which people kill one another. Authored by renowned experts, it reviews homicide laws, introduces theories purporting to explain murder, and presents up-to-date statistical data identifying homicide patterns and trends. It covers topics ranging from domestic and workplace homicide to cult and hate killings; murder committed by juveniles to serial slayings. Finally, it examines criminal justice responses to homicide, including the strategies and tactics employed to apprehend, prosecute, and punish killers. Virtually every chapter in this edition has undergone significant revision. In particular, this edition reflects recent legislative changes and Supreme Court decisions, includes new case examples, and contains extensively expanded discussions of family and school homicide
Mass murder : America's growing menace by Jack Levin( Book )

15 editions published between 1985 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 925 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why we hate by Jack Levin( Book )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 884 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"These experts reveal their new, original, and sometimes surprising findings on hate among Americans, as well as the way the media can be manipulated to foster and intensify hatred. They also consider the phenomena of anti-Americanism and anti-Semitism before and after September 11, in addition to anti-Muslim sentiments in the wake of the attack on the Twin Towers and the Pentagon. Also discussed are domestic terrorism and "organized hate" in the form of white supremacist and civilian militia groups. Finally, in scrutinizing the many trouble "hot" spots around the world where hate is an explosive issue, including Northern Ireland, Levin and Rabrenovic describe a series of inspiring situations that show surprising cooperation between ethnic groups who have transcended hate. They explain how such peaceful coexistence has been achieved and can be achieved elsewhere in the future."--Jacket
A twentieth-century Congress by Estes Kefauver( Book )

17 editions published between 1947 and 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 695 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gossip : the inside scoop by Jack Levin( Book )

8 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the nature of gossip, examines its psychological aspects, and looks at rumors, celebrity gossip, propaganda, gossip columnists, and political gossip
The violence of hate : confronting racism, anti-semitism, and other forms of bigotry by Jack Levin( Book )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text explores two forms of hate and prejudice - racism in contemporary American society and the historical occurrence of anti-Semitism - under a single conceptual framework. Jack Levin, is a well-known scholar, author, and lecturer on the subject of hate crimes. In this book he shows how support for both racism and anti-Semitism can be conceptualized as occurring among four groups: hatemongers, dabblers, sympathizers, and spectators. Levin argues that hate and prejudice continue at a very dangerous level in our society, and that hate typically emanates not from the ranting and raving of a few people at the margins of society, but from ordinary people in the mainstream. -- Publisher description
Overkill : mass murder and serial killing exposed by James Alan Fox( Book )

10 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the last decade the world has witnessed a frightening surge in mass murders and serial killings. This rash of multiple murders - in the sheer number of body counts and volume of blood spilled - has shocked civilized society. With each new discovery of another serial killer, the level of brutality and gore seems to sink us even deeper into the abyss of inhumanity. Why this sudden proliferation of multiple murders, be they the bloody trail of carnage of a serial murderer or the unexpected deadly explosion of a mass murderer? What makes someone go on a murderous rampage? How do serial killers and mass murderers differ?" "Criminologists James Alan Fox and Jack Levin - the nationally renowned authorities on multiple murder - have led the field in investigating these phenomena for over a decade. In this absorbing work, they hold a magnifying glass to the minds of the perpetrators of these hideous crimes to explain the seemingly inexplicable. They produce profiles of the kinds of people who follow these murderous paths and examine the reasons behind their vicious acts. They also describe the latest law enforcement methods used to track down these heinous killers." "What could possibly motivate the seemingly ordinary - Jeffrey Dahmer - to lure victims to his home so he could drug, lobotomize, sexually assault, and then devour them? What could explain why Daniel Rolling committed the horrifying and grisly murders of students at the University of Florida in Gainesville? What could have motivated Joel Rifkin - avid gardener and "boy next door" - to strangle victim after victim? Did Colin Ferguson "go berserk" when he emptied two cartridges of bullets into the bodies of his fellow passengers on the Long Island Railroad? What could drive James Huberty to walk into a fast-food restaurant in southern California and cold-bloodedly murder the patrons in a stream of bullets? - a not uncommon event these days." "Fox and Levin probe these and other provocative questions as they explore why multiple-murder sprees are erupting not only with greater frequency, but in more gruesome ways, both here and abroad. The authors leave no stone unturned in examining the psychological, sociological, and biological explanations behind these savage misdeeds. They investigate what prompts some people from "dysfunctional" families to become "killers" on Wall Street while others become killers. This engrossing book is the culmination of years of original research as well as one-on-one interviews with mass and serial murderers. Because of the unparalleled breadth of its subject matter and its penetrating and thorough analysis, this groundbreaking work is destined to become a classic in the annals of criminology."--BOOK JACKET
Ageism, prejudice and discrimination against the elderly by Jack Levin( Book )

4 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social science research: a handbook for students by Gerald S Ferman( Book )

13 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Serial killers and sadistic murderers : up close and personal by Jack Levin( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the methods and motivations of serial killers, identifies similarities in the criminal behavior of different mass murderers, and profiles such notorious criminals as Jeffrey Dahmer, Ken Bianchi, and Danny Rolling
The functions of prejudice by Jack Levin( Book )

6 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Twixt, teens yesterday and today by Ernie Anastos( Book )

3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Text and many pictures show the teenage years as celebrated from the 20's to the 80's
How to work with the media by James Alan Fox( Book )

8 editions published in 1993 in English and Spanish and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Many scholars such as yourself will come into contact with the media during the course of their careers. Do you know the "rules of the game" when dealing with the media? Noted criminologists/sociologists Fox and Levin demystify the workings of the press and other media and give you concrete, practical advice on how to effectively work with them in this handy book. The topics discussed include: giving news interviews to print, television, and radio reporters; writing op/ed pieces; and appearing on TV talk shows. Book jacket."--BOOK JACKET
The functions of discrimination and prejudice by Jack Levin( Book )

8 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The violence of hate : understanding harmful forms of bias and bigotry by Jack Levin( Book )

6 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Violence of Hate, Fourth Edition presents a systematic introduction to issues related to the sociology and social psychology of hate and violence as they target people who are different in socially significant ways. It offers an integrated perspective on the causes and consequences of hate-motivated violence and the reasons we have not always been effective in stopping it. Not only do the authors address the experiences of racial, ethnic, and religious groups under attack, but also those who are victimized because of their sexual orientation, gender, gender-identity, age, or disability status. In addition, they include a chapter dedicated solely to the exploration of hate crimes, an evolving legal concept and public policy domain, as well as a chapter in which they suggest approaches that may be effectively applied collectively to the reduction of hate violence. As in earlier versions of The Violence of Hate, Levin and Nolan take the position that support for hate-motivated violence originates not in the ranting and raving of a few bigoted extremists at the margins of society but in the tacit approval of ordinary, even decent, people who are located squarely in the mainstream
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Sociological snapshots 5 : seeing social structure and change in everyday life
Hate crimes : the rising tide of bigotry and bloodshedHate crimes revisited : America's war against those who are differentExtreme killing : understanding serial and mass murderSociological snapshots 5 : seeing social structure and change in everyday lifeThe will to kill : making sense of senseless murderMass murder : America's growing menaceWhy we hateGossip : the inside scoop
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Jack Levin Amerikaans socioloog

Jack Levin sociólogo estadounidense

Jack Levin sociologue américain

Levin, J.

Levin, Jack A.

Джек Левин

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