Dr. Rachel Lovell, Senior Research Associate at the Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education, was one of the speakers at TEDxAkron on Saturday May 20th, 2017 at the Goodyear Theater in Akron, Ohio.

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TEDx is “a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience.” Registration is currently open for the event and tickets can be purchased on the TEDxAkron website: http://www.tedxakron.com/

Dr. Lovell’s research with a team from the Begun Center on backlogged sexual assault kits has led to 527 indictments and 219 convictions (with a 93 percent conviction rate), so far. Read more about the research project here.

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