Student-Alumni Network & Begun Center Host “I AM EVIDENCE” Screening – October 24

October 10, 2018 / No Comments

Join the Mandel School of Applied Sciences Student-Alumni Network and the Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education for the I AM EVIDENCE movie screening and discussion. The film is produced by the Joyful Heart Foundation and Mariska Hargitay (Law & Order: SVU) and exposes t...

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Join the Begun Center and mark 20 years of violence prevention Oct. 4

September 21, 2018 / No Comments

The Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education at Case Western Reserve University’s Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences will mark 20 years of violence prevention with a series of events Thursday, Oct. 4. CWRU students: Register here All others: ...

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Begun Center Researchers Monitor Drug Court Success Over Time

August 23, 2018 / No Comments

In a recent study, medication-assisted treatment use didn’t increase the odds of drug court graduation, but social supports and age may be possible factors, found a team of experts from the Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of...

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Juvenile Justice Diversion Works, Begun Center Research Shows

August 2, 2018 / No Comments

Researchers from the Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education Jeff Kretschmar, PhD, Krystel Tossone, PhD, and Fredrick Butcher, PhD, published “Examining the impact of a juvenile justice diversion program for youth with behavioral health concerns on early adulthood recidivism” ...

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The Effects of Redlining in Cleveland Neighborhoods Still Felt Today: Connections Drawn from Sexual Assault Kit Research

July 17, 2018 / No Comments

Many of the Cleveland neighborhoods that banks “redlined” almost a century ago have some of the city’s highest rates of poverty and crime. Although the lending practice of rejecting mortgage applications in specific neighborhoods—more accurately, to minorities—was banned more than 50 years ago, t...

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How health care practitioners can help prevent suicide: New book from Jane Timmons-Mitchell

July 9, 2018 / No Comments

Suicide prevention shouldn’t be limited to hotlines and therapy sessions. In addition, caregivers in hospitals and primary-care offices should be trained to identify suicide warning signs. That’s according to Jane Timmons-Mitchell, PhD, a senior research associate with the Begun Center for Violen...

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How to Use Mapping Tools for Good

June 21, 2018 / No Comments

Join Case Western Reserve University librarians and researchers at the Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education on Tuesday, July 10 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a community forum and interactive session on how to use mapping tools for good. The event, Mapping for Good: The Role...

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Exploring the Relationship Between Domestic Violence and Homicide: Begun Center Report

June 7, 2018 / No Comments

It’s the question many survivors of domestic violence hear, often incredulously: Why didn’t you just leave? The reality is that leaving an abusive relationship often endangers the survivor or others, even to the point of fearing for their lives. A new report from the Begun Center for Violence Pre...

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Talking to Our Children About Gun Violence, Assuring Them They Will Be Safe

May 30, 2018 / No Comments

Since the February 14 tragedy in Parkland, Begun Center director Daniel J. Flannery, PhD, has received numerous requests from a variety of local and national media outlets, focusing mainly on two questions: How do we protect our kids, and how do we talk with them about school violence? In May, Ne...

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Begun Center Research Identifies Previously Missing DNA Profiles & Solves Cold Cases

May 14, 2018 / No Comments

“It can’t only be Cuyahoga County that has the problem [of missing DNA profiles].” Rachel Lovell, PhD, of the Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education weighed in on a Cleveland Plain Dealer story about the Owed DNA project on which the Begun Center is collabor...

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It’s Time to Do Something: Daniel J. Flannery Interviewed by News 5 Cleveland on Gun Violence in Schools

April 18, 2018 / No Comments

“Violence from guns affects all of us, and it’s time to do something about it.” Dr. Daniel J. Flannery had much to say on the topic of gun violence to Mike Brookbank of News Channel 5 WEWS in March. Thousands of national organizations and individuals have signed on to the “...

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Serial Sex Offenders More Opportunistic Than Methodical: Rachel Lovell Interviewed by News 5 WEWS Cleveland

March 20, 2018 / No Comments

Journalist Homa Bash of News 5 Cleveland WEWS interviewed the Begun Center’s Rachel Lovell, PhD, who led the Center’s Sexual Assault Kit (SAK) investigation research team in analyzing more than 800 sexual assault kits from the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office, dating from 1993 to 2...

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WVIZ/PBS Ideas Invites Daniel J. Flannery to Speak on Preventing Gun Violence

March 13, 2018 / No Comments

“This week marks one month since 17 students and staff members were killed in a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida,” host Rick Jackson began this week’s episode of WVIZ/PBS Ideas. “In memory of those victims, students across the country a...

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Begun Center’s SAKI Team Gaining Better Understanding of Sexual Offenders

March 12, 2018 / No Comments

The Sexual Assault Kit Investigation team at the Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education has experts re-thinking what was previously believed about the patterns of serial rapists—that they don’t stick with the same modus operandi. Instead, offenders in reported rape cases appe...

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Daniel J. Flannery Appears on WCPN Sound of Ideas to Address Preventing Gun Violence

March 5, 2018 / No Comments

Daniel J. Flannery, Dr. Semi J. and Ruth W. Begun Professor and Director of the Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education, was a guest on Wednesday morning on WCPN’s Sound of Ideas. The timely topic was “Preventing School Shootings,” and host Michael McIntyre d...

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Daniel J. Flannery Collaborates on Call for Action to End Gun Violence

February 28, 2018 / No Comments

Deeply concerned about the recent Florida school shooting, a group of 19 prominent experts in violence prevention, Begun Center Director Dr. Daniel J. Flannery among them, has prepared a statement for national dissemination: “Call for Action to Prevent Gun Violence in the United States of America...

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Daniel J. Flannery Addresses Gun Violence in the U.S.

February 27, 2018 / No Comments

On Wednesday, February 14, the community of Parkland, Florida, suffered an unthinkable tragedy, when a former student entered Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and took the lives of 17 students and staff, injuring 14 more and traumatizing thousands. This is an event that we as a nation have wi...

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Fred Butcher is Talking Research on February 13

February 2, 2018 / No Comments

Fred Butcher, Research Assistant Professor at the Mandel School and Senior Research Associate at the Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education, will be talking about The Use of Risk Assessment in Juvenile Sentencing in Ohio: Intended and Unintended Consequences. The talk will ta...

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Sexual Assault Kit Project Work Spotlighted in Journal of Criminal Justice

January 10, 2018 / No Comments

New research published in the Journal of Criminal Justice explores the patterns of serial sex offenders, linking them via DNA testing. The article comes from the Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education‘s sexual assault kit (SAK) project team, which includes Drs. Rachel L...

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