March 24, 2014

Neuropsychologist, author to speak April 30

Neuropsychologist Robert Hanlon, a specialist in the forensic evaluation of violent criminal offenders, will discuss how brain abnormalities and mental disorders, compounded by substance abuse, contributes to a growing frequency of mass murder. 

Hanlon will present his lecture at 6 p.m. April 30, in Morris Library’s John C. Guyon Auditorium.  He is associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, and neurology at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. Hanlon’s presentation is based on his research and experience in evaluating hundreds of violent criminals. Hanlon is the author of the 2013 book “Survived By One: The Life and Mind of a Family Mass Murderer.” The book is the story of the 1985 family mass murder involving Thomas V. Odle of Mount Vernon. 

The presentation is free and open to the public.  The Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice is sponsoring the event.