Professor, Department of Criminal Justice and Director, Center for the Study of Hate & Extremism, California State University San Bernardino

Criminologist attorney Brian Levin analyzes terrorism, hate crime and legal issues at California State University, San Bernardino, where has directed the Center for the Study of Hate & Extremism since 1999. Mr. Levin was previously an associate professor at New Jersey’s Stockton College and an adjunct lecturer in advanced constitutional law at Seton Hall Law School.

He is the author, co-author and editor of various books, scholarly articles, training manuals and studies on extremism and hate crime. He has written various U.S. Supreme Court friend of the court briefs including those in the landmark case of Wisconsin v. Mitchell, where he presented criminological data establishing the severity and characteristics of hate crime. His analysis has won various awards and his work has been referenced in numerous prominent social science journals and major law reviews.

Before entering academia in 1996, Professor Levin served as Associate Director-Legal Affairs of the Southern Poverty Law Center's Klanwatch/Militia Task Force in Montgomery, Alabama, and as a corporate litigator for the law firm of Irell & Manella. He was also a New York City Police Officer in Harlem and Washington Heights during the 1980s and received citations for academics and excellent police duty.

Experience

  • –present
    Professor, Department of Criminal Justice and Director, Center for the Study of Hate & Extremism, California State University San Bernardino

Honours

Phi Betta Kappa, Summa Cum Laude, University of Penn., Block Civil Liberties Award, Stanford Law School