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James Alan Fox, Ph.D.

The Lipman Family Professor of Criminology, Law and Public Policy
Northeastern University
Boston, Massachusetts 02115

617-373-3296 office / 617-416-4400 mobile

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James Alan Fox is The Lipman Family Professor of Criminology, Law and Public Policy at Northeastern University. He has written 18 books, including The Will to Kill: Making Sense of Senseless Murder, Extreme Killing: Understanding Serial and Mass Murder, and Violence and Security on Campus: From Preschool to College. He has published dozens of journal and magazine articles, primarily in the areas of multiple murder, youth crime, school and campus violence, workplace violence, and capital punishment. He has also published over 200 op-ed columns in newspapers around the country, including the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe and USA Today.  He is a member of the USA Today Board of Contributors, and blogs on "Crime and Punishment" for the Boston Globe. He wrote a bi-weekly column in the Boston Herald in 2006-2007.   He has appeared frequently on national television programs, including the Today Show, Meet the Press, Dateline, 20/20, and Oprah, and is frequently interviewed by the press. He was also profiled in a two-part cover story in USA Today, which described him as “arguably the nation’s foremost criminologist,” in feature stories in the New York Times and the Scientific American, as well as in other media outlets. He served as a consulting contributor for Fox News following the 9/11 terrorist attacks and as an NBC News Analyst during the DC Sniper case. Fox often gives lectures and expert testimony, including over 100 keynote or campus-wide addresses around the country, 16 appearances before the U.S. Congress, White House meetings with President and Mrs. Clinton and Vice President Gore on youth violence, private briefings to Attorney General Reno on trends in violence, and a presentation for Princess Anne of Great Britain. He served on President Clinton’s advisory committee on school shootings, and a Department of Education Expert Panel on Safe, Disciplined and Drug-Free Schools. He chaired a blue ribbon panel for the city of Seattle investigating the March 2006 Capitol Hill massacre. He has served as a visiting fellow with the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics focusing on the measurement of homicide trends. Finally, he was honored in 2007 by the Massachusetts Committee against the Death Penalty with the Hugo Adam Bedau Award for excellence in capital punishment scholarship and by Northeastern University with the 2008 Klein Lectureship.

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