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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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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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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CWRU Organizes Bipartisan Panel on Opioid Epidemic in Washington, D.C. Nov. 29

November 28, 2017 / No Comments

Case Western Reserve University has organized a bipartisan public policy briefing entitled “Combating the Opioid Crisis, From Treatment to Enforcement: Best Practices & Collaboration,” at the Russell Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, November 29. Hosted by ...

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National Institute of Justice Grant Awarded to Begun Center for Evaluation of Opioid Overdose Protocol

October 11, 2017 / No Comments

Streamlining investigations and prosecutions of opiate dealers is goal of three-year U.S. Department of Justice-funded research Seeking faster indictments and prosecutions of drug dealers after opioid overdose deaths and a better understanding of non-fatal overdoses, researchers at the Begun Cent...

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Poly-victimization Across Social Contexts

January 20, 2017 / No Comments

Fred Butcher, Senior Research Associate, and colleagues recently published an article examining childhood exposure to violence across social contexts. Nationally, a large proportion of youth experience exposure to violence (ETV) in their homes, schools, and neighborhoods and research has consiste...

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Rape Kit Research at Begun Center to Expand with $858K from U.S. Department of Justice

January 5, 2017 / No Comments

A Mandel School research project that has become a national model for helping reshape how sexual assaults are investigated and prosecuted—including cases borne from rape kits 20-plus years old—will receive $858,324 from two new grants from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). Since 2014, researc...

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Research reveals new insights into rapist behavior, assists rape investigations and prosecutions

June 29, 2016 / No Comments

New data challenges conventional wisdom about rape among scholars, advocates, police and prosecutors. The testing of nearly 5,000 forgotten and backlogged rape kits in Cuyahoga County has led to investigations, indictments, prosecutions—and, already more than 250 convictions. But besides bringing...

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Bullying Prevention Report Receiving National Attention

May 11, 2016 / No Comments

Daniel J. Flannery, PhD, Begun Center Director and Professor co-authored the just released “Preventing Bullying through Science, Policy, and Practice,”. Dr. Flannery along with a committee of nationally-renowned, interdisciplinary researchers and scholars is receiving national media c...

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Begun Center Featured at Library of Congress June 8

May 10, 2016 / No Comments

A special reception at the Library of Congress on June 8 will feature information about the Mandel School’s Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education. Its director, Daniel Flannery, PhD, will be in attendance along with Dean Grover “Cleve” Gilmore to answer questions from alumni...

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Online program reduces bullying in schools, Begun Center study finds

April 20, 2016 / No Comments

Behaviors that enable bullying—a significant public health problem for adolescents nationally—were reduced among students who completed a new online anti-bullying program, according to a new study from the Mandel School’s Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education. “Part of...

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Research ShowCASE on April 15th Features Mandel School

April 15, 2016 / No Comments

On April 15, hundreds of researchers, scientists and scholars will gather in Case Western Reserve’s Veale Convocation Center for the annual Research ShowCASE, a day filled with exploration and discovery of the university’s exciting research. Check out the full list of Mandel School pr...

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Daniel J. Flannery and Mark Singer Co-Author Article on Children Exposed to Violence

March 28, 2016 / No Comments

Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education, Director Daniel J. Flannery, PhD and Deputy Director Mark Singer, PhD have co-written an article entitled, “Here’s How Witnessing Violence Harms Children’s Mental Health,” appearing in the online journal The Conversation. &#...

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SSWR 2016: Faculty, Student and Alumni Presenters

January 13, 2016 / No Comments

The Mandel School is proud to be participating in the Society for Social Work Research’s 20th Annual Conference, beginning today in Washington, D.C. In addition to having a booth at the conference (#201 – see us for a special Centennial gift to SSWR attendees!), two of our faculty hon...

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