Media Inquiries

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Recent Media Coverage

Five Myths about Rape
Washington Post; June 10, 2016

Analysis of Untested Rape Kits Reveals Serial Rapists are ‘Far More Common’ Than We Thought
Jezebel; June 6, 2016

Clarifying our Concept of Rape
Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette; June 19, 2016

It’s Very Likely that Brock Turner Will Commit Another Sexual Assault
Women’s Health; June 7, 2016

Case Western: Testing Backlogged Rape Kits Leads to 250 Convictions
Newsnet5 Cleveland; June 7, 2016

A Great Reason to Test Old Rape Kits: Preventing Future Rapes
New York Magazine; June 6, 2016

Rape Kit Tests in Ohio Find More Than Half of Sexual Assaults Committed by Serial Killers
New York Times; June 9, 2016

Researchers Just Revealed a Startling Truth about Sexual Assault
ATTN; June 10, 2016

Report: Testing Old ‘Rape Kits’ Led to New Convictions, Reveals New Data about Sex Predators
UPI; June 6, 2016

Serial Rapists Are More Common Than We Knew And Testing Rape Kits Is Only Part Of The Answer to Reducing Sexual Assault
Bustle; June 7, 2016

Testing of Backlogged Rape Kits Yields New Insights into Rapists
Science Daily; June 6, 2016

What Testing 5,000 Backlogged Rape Kits Just Told Us About Rapists
Refinery29; June 7, 2016

The Disturbing Thing Researchers Found When They Finally Looked at 5,000 Untested Rape Kits
Teen Vogue; June 7, 2016

Serial Rapists ‘Far More Common’ Than Thought
Newser; June 7, 2016

Serial Rapists are Far More Common Than Thought, Analysis of 5,000 ‘Forgotten and Backlogged’ Rape Kits in Ohio Reveals
Daily Mail; June 7, 2016

Analysis of 5,000 Forgotten Rape Kits Reveals Unexpectedly High Number of Serial Rapists
Independent; June 7, 2016

Analysis of Untested Rape Kits Reveals Serial Rapists Are ‘Far More Common’ Than We Thought
OOYUZ; June 6, 2016

Rape Kit Data Yield Major Implications for Sexual Assault Investigations
EurekaAlert!; June 6, 2016

Study of Untested Rape Kits Show That Serial Rapists Are Unexpectedly Common
Oxygen; June 7, 2016

CSI Cleveland: How the City Is Curbing Sexual Assault
The Christian Science Monitor; February 21, 2016

Interview: Mark Fleisher’s “Living Black: Social Life In An African American Neighborhood” 
WORT; March 14, 2016

Case To Analyze Ohio’s Procedures For Rape-Kit Backlog
WKSU; June 28, 2016

‘Living Black’ Named Amoung CBR’s Best Books of 2016
Chicago Books Review

Police Are First Social Responders; Lets Help Them Work With Citizens
St. Louis Post; December 23, 2014

Corporal Punishment Common Across Race And Culture
The Atlanta Journal- Constitution; September 21, 2014

How News Coverage Of The Boston Marathon Manhunt Affected Local Kids
TIME; June 2, 2014

Youth Mental Illness: Stigma, Lack Of Awareness About Mental Health Have Huge Costs For Kids, Teens
The Huffington Post; May 11, 2013

Violence In Low-Income Neighborhoods
CNN; July 22, 2013

Is April A Bad Month? 
WTAM 1100; April 9, 2014

Exploring Issues And Solutions Pertaining To Youth Violence In Cleveland
Cleveland 19 News

Curbing School Violence
Think Magazine; Spring/Summer 2014

Treating Trauma in Juvenile Offenders Can Aid the Formation of Social Relationships, Reduce Recidivism
Action Magazine; Spring/Summer 2016

Begun Center Researchers Propose Streamlined Way to Analyze Trauma in Children
Action Magazine; Fall 2015/Winter 2016

Rick Shepler Appointed Director of Center for Innovative Practices
Action Magazine; Fall 2015/Winter 2016

Begun Center Awarded $486,426 for Sexual Assault Kit Evaluation and $550,000 for Ohio Suicide Prevention Grant Evaluation
Action Magazine; Fall 2015/Winter 2016

Report: Bullying Is a Serious Public Health Problem
Associated Press; May 10, 2016

Report: Expelling Bullies Doesn’t Work, but Education Might
USA Today; May 10, 2016

Tough Penalties for Bullying Ineffective; Broader Approach Needed, Report Says
Education Week; May 10, 2016

Zero-Tolerance for Bullying Doesn’t Work, Expert Says
NBC News; May 10, 2016

School Bullying Is A Serious Public-Health Problem, Federal Panel Says
The Seattle Times; May 10, 2016

Why Bullying Needs More Efforts to Stop It
The Conversation; May 10, 2016

Why Does New Orleans Have More Murders Than Similar Cities? Experts Search for Answers
The Times-Picayune; May 11, 2016

CMHA Police Build Relationships As They Help to Solve Problems: Pathways to Peace
The Plain Dealer; June 8, 2016

Fred Butcher, Case Western Reserve University—Trauma in Youth
The Academic Minute; June 27, 2016

Cuyahoga County Leads the Nation in Its Rape Kit Response With 500th Indicted Man
The Plain Dealer; June 2016

Experts Struggle to Explain Rise in Cleveland Gun Violence
Associated Press; October 29, 2016

U.S. Violent Crime Rate Drops Significantly Since 1980s
HealthDay; August 4, 2016

Online Program Reduces Bullying Behavior in Schools, Tests Show
Think Magazine; April 19, 2016

Here’s How Witnessing Violence Harms Children’s Mental Health
The Conversation; March 28, 2016

Most Mass Shooters Aren’t Mentally Ill
The Washington Post; May 19, 2016