Research Colloquium: Sexual Assault Kits – Changing What We Know About Rape

Friday, October 28, 2016
Colloquium: 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM EDT
Meet the Speakers: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT

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All are invited to attend the research colloquium, Sexual Assault Kits: Changing What We Know About Rape, at 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. EST on Friday, October 28, 2016, in room #108 of the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Community Studies Center at 11402 Bellflower Road on the campus of Case Western Reserve University.

This FREE event includes lunch. 1.5 social work CEUs are available for in-person attendees ($10 for CWRU alumni; $25 for non-alumni). To attend online via livestream, click the livestream option when RSVPing and you will be provided a link as the date approaches. No CEUs are available for people who attend via live stream.

Sponsored by the Mandel School’s Office of Research Administration and the Doctoral Program, 2016-2017 Research & Training Colloquia are part of the Centennial Speaker Series and are “Featuring Our Own,” spotlighting the school’s own groundbreaking research.

Colloquium Topic

Starting in 2013, the Cuyahoga County Sexual Assault Kit (SAK) Task Force began investigating and prosecuting cases from approximately 5,000 previously unsubmitted SAKs from 1993 to 2010. For the Cuyahoga County SAK Pilot Research Project, a research team at the Begun Center at the Mandel School coded a random sample of 243 SAKs with completed investigations and either resulted in prosecution or were not pursued due to insufficient evidence. This presentation will provide an overview of the issue with unsubmitted SAKs, key findings from the research, and how these findings are being used to inform and reform rape investigations and prosecutions.

Speakers

Student Info

Mandel School students receive 1.5 PD hours for attending (online and intensive weekend students who watch via livestream can receive 1.5 PD hours by submitting a brief summary to their field advisor). On-campus students can also visit with the speakers immediately following the colloquium.

Questions? Please email MandelSchool@case.edu or call 216.368.2270