Loyola University Chicago

Department of Psychology


Loyola psychology expert to present new book

Loyola psychology expert to present new book

James Garbarino, PhD

Loyola University Chicago’s James Garbarino, PhD, will give two lectures inspired by his latest book, Listening to Killers: Lessons Learned from My 20 Years As a Psychological Expert Witness in Murder Cases, which was released this month. The book details Garbarino’s accounts tracing killers’ actions to their childhoods and provides insight into ways society can break the cycle of violence across the country. A book signing will follow the presentation.

The events are free and open to the public.

Garbarino is a professor and the Maude C. Clarke Chair in Humanistic Psychology at Loyola. Previously, he was the founding director of the University’s Center for the Human Rights of Children. He is also a leading developmental psychology expert frequently tapped by national media outlets to discuss the psychology of children and families.

Garbarino’s research focuses on issues in the social ecology of child and adolescent development. He has worked with killers across the US and has worked on UNICEF missions to assess the impact of war on children. His interests include a wide range of violence-related issues, including war, child maltreatment, childhood aggression, and juvenile delinquency.

The first lecture will take place Wednesday, March 25 at 4 p.m. in room 1103 of Corboy Law Center at the Water Tower campus. The second will take place Thursday, March 26 from 4–6 p.m. in Room 417 of Cuneo Hall at the Lakeshore campus. Please RSVP to chrch@luc.edu for this event.