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Brian Levin, Esq.

Brian Levin, ESQ
Brian Levin, Esq.

Criminal Justice

Recipient of the Wang Family Excellence Award for Outstanding Faculty Scholarship

Brian Levin, professor emeritus of criminal justice and founding director of the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism, has a long history of being called upon by policy makers and news media for his expertise on extremists' behavior.

CSUSB Professor Brian Levin honored with the Wang Family Excellence Award for Outstanding Faculty Scholarship

For more than three decades, Brian Levin, Cal State San Bernardino professor emeritus of criminal justice, has been doing more than just keeping an eye on people who inflict some of the worst harm humans wreak on each other.

He takes his original and collaborative trend analysis to Congress, the U.S. Supreme Court and U.S. Department of Justice, and also to community stakeholders, because he believes a civil democracy’s market place of ideas should be informed by facts at all levels.

From that perspective, the professor emeritus of criminal justice and founding director of the non-partisan CSUSB Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism has with repeated accuracy identified trends not only to help law enforcement and policy makers fight hate crimes and other extremist acts, but also to inform the public through independent and timely data. Along the way, he has earned the reputation for being one of the most knowledgeable and accessible scholars of extremism and remedies to it. He has a long history of being called upon by governmental and academic bodies and journalists around the world for his insight and analysis.

Add to that recognition the 2020 Wang Family Excellence Award from the California State University, given annually to the university system’s outstanding faculty members and one outstanding staff member who, through extraordinary commitment and dedication, have distinguished themselves by exemplary contributions and achievements. Levin was honored in the Outstanding Faculty Scholarship category.