Preventing and Managing Bias Motivated Victimization in the Workplace
10:20am – 11:15am: Jack McDevitt, Professor
Jack McDevitt is a Professor of the Practice in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Northeastern University. Jack also directs the Institute on Race and Justice at Northeastern University. Jack is the co author of three books Hate Crimes: The Rising Tide of Bigotry and Bloodshed, Hate Crime Revisited: American War on Those Who Are Different (both with Jack Levin) and Victimology (with Judy Sgarzy). He has also co-authored a number of publications and reports on hate crime, racial profiling, police misconduct, gun violence and human trafficking including a national curriculum on hate crime developed to train law enforcement officers to recognize and respond to hate motivated violence.
Between 2004-2007 Jack directed the New England Regional Community Policing Network for the Bureau of Justice Assistance which developed curriculum and provided training and technical assistance focusing on police integrity to law enforcement agencies across New England.
In 2014 he was appointed by the Speaker of the Massachusetts House of Representatives to Chair a Gun Violence Commission to make recommendations on ways to reduce gun violence in the Commonwealth.
In 2020 He led a team that drafted a Hate Crime Resource Guide for all elementary, middle and high schools in Massachusetts. He has spoken on hate crime, racial profiling human trafficking and security both nationally and internationally and has testified as an expert witness before the Judiciary Committees of the US House of Representatives and as invited expert at the White House.