Law Enforcement

Mark Singer speaking to group

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.

Heroin Crime Initiative

The Begun Center serves as a research and evaluation partner to the Cuyahoga County, Ohio Heroin and Crime Initiative, to evaluate the Heroin-Involved Death Investigations (HIDI) protocol for Cuyahoga County . This work is supported by the National Institute of Justice.

Principal Investigator: Daniel J. Flannery, PhD

Learn about our work with the Heroin Crime Initiative

Police Assisted Referral

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.

Principal Investigator: Mark Singer, PhD

Read about the Police Assisted Referral Program.

Fugitive Safe Surrender

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.

Principal Investigator: Daniel J. Flannery, PhD

Learn about our work on Fugitive Safe Surrender.