James Alan Fox
James Alan Fox is a professor of criminology at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts, in the United States. He is the Lipman Family Professor of Criminal Justice and former dean at Northeastern University. He has published 15 books and dozens of journal and magazine articles and newspaper columns. Fox holds a bachelor's degree in sociology (1972), a master's degree in criminology (1974), a master's degree in statistics (1975), and a Ph.D. in sociology (1976), all from the University of Pennsylvania.
Fox is known as "The Dean of Death," for his research on mass murders. USA Today says that "Fox is arguably the nation's leading criminologist." As an authority on homicide, he appears regularly on national television and radio programs, including the Today Show, Meet the Press, Dateline, 20/20, and 48 Hours. He has been a guest numerous times on Oprah.
Fox often gives lectures and expert testimony, including appearances before the United States Congress, and White House meetings with the President. He served on President Bill Clinton’s advisory committee on school shootings, and a Department of Education Expert Panel on Safe, Disciplined and Drug-Free Schools.
- Elementary Statistics in Criminal Justice Research (Allyn & Bacon, 2008)
- The Will to Kill: Making Sense of Senseless Murder (Allyn & Bacon, 2007)
- Extreme Killing: Understanding Serial and Mass Murder (Sage, 2006)
- Elementary Statistics in Social Research, (Allyn & Bacon, 2006)
- Dead Lines: Essays in Murder and Mayhem (Allyn & Bacon, 2001)
- Yam, P. (1996) Profile: James Alan Fox – Catching a Coming Crime Wave, Scientific American 274(6), 40-44.
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- "James Alan Fox Resume". Retrieved April 12, 2011.
- Rucker, Philip (April 8, 2009). "Some Link Economy With Spate Of Killings". The Washington Post.
- Faculty Profile at Northeastern University
- James Alan Fox Homepage
- "Crime and Punishment" Boston Globe Column
- Amazon list of publications
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