Our faculty are among the nation’s preeminent academic authorities on public policies and systems to prevent and respond to sexual violence and abuse. Here is some of their current work.
Reasons for attrition in arrests and prosecutions of rape and sexual assault cases.
Melissa Morabito, April Pattavina and others: $1.19 million, National Institute of Justice.
Nationwide analysis of sex offender registration and notification systems and policies.
Andrew Harris and others: $1 million, National Institute of Justice.
How sex traffickers are groomed or mentored to be traffickers, how they groom new traffickers and how they are socially networked.
Amber Horning-Ruf and others: $500,000, National Institute of Justice.
Improving identification, prevalence estimation, and earlier intervention for victims of labor and sex trafficking.
Ryan Shields, Sheldon Zhang, Kelly Socia and others: $500,000, National Institute of Justice.
Responding to sexual assault on college campuses.
April Pattavina and others: $556,000, National Institute of Justice.
Improving prisoner reentry data and tracking sex offender recidivism in Michigan.
Jason Rydberg and others: $224,000, U.S. Department of Justice.
Creation of an online public health intervention to prevent child sexual abuse by other children and teens.
Ryan Shields, Ainat Koren (nursing) and others: $100,000, RALIANCE, university seed grant and other sources.