Our researchers identify methods in which law enforcement agencies, community organizations, and individuals can come together and work toward a mutual goal of lower crime rates, improve conscientious policing, and reduce recidivism. Through these efforts we partner with local, state and federal law enforcement and prosecutors to increase positive police interaction, decrease incidents of human trafficking and study the extensive history of police and prosecutorial interaction with sexual assault victims.
The Begun Center serves as a research and evaluation partner to the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office for the Sexual Assault Kit project. Lead by Daniel Flannery, PhD and Rachel Lovell, PhD, the research team coded a random sample of 243 sexual assaults and provided valuable information to the CCPO through five SAK reports. Learn more about SAK research and read the reports>
The Begun Center serves as a research and evaluation partner to the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority Police Department and Frontline Services, Inc. to provide support to the Police Assisted Referral Program. Learn more about PAR>
The Begun Center serves as a research and evaluation partner to police departments and faith based organization across the nation to support and evaluate local Fugitive Safe Surrender programs. Learn more about FSS>
The Begun Center serves as a research and evaluation partner to the Cleveland Police Department for the federally funded Byrne Criminal Justice Initiative. Learn more about BCJI>