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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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Thirty-eight years on the Northeastern University faculty
  • The Lipman Family Chair holder (since 1999) and former dean (1991-1999)
  • Joint appointment in the School of Criminology and the School and Public Policy Urban Affairs.
  • Author of eighteen books, including Violence and Security on Campus (2010),
    The Will to Kill
    (2007) and Extreme Killing (2005)
  • Member of USA TODAY Board of Contributors
  • Author of the Crime and Punishment blog for the Boston Globe (2010-2014)
  • Former columnist for the Boston Herald, writing three times monthly on crime and justice issues
  • Regularly quoted in major newspapers and interviewed on national television
  • Served as news analyst for NBC and consultant for FOX News
  • Frequently lectures on college campuses and to community and corporate groups
  • Sixteen appearances before the United States.Congress
  • Served as a Visiting Fellow with the Bureau of Justice Statistics of the U.S. Department of Justice
  • Profiled in The New York Times (2006), USA Today (1995) , Scientific American (1996), and elsewhere
  • Consultant on major investigations, including the Gainesville, FL serial killings of college students and the Capitol Hill (Seattle) mass murder at a rave after-party
  • Winner of the 2007 Hugo Adam Bedau Award for excellence in capital punishment scholarship
  • Winner in 2008 of the Klein Memorial Lectureship from Northeastern University