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Evidence Hour: Confronting School Violence and Victimization
August 26, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pmFree
Learn about the results of a large NIJ-funded meta-analysis on the sources of school violence and victimization. This review included various forms of aggression and crime within K-12 schools; and over thirty different individual, school, and community risk and protective factors. Special focus will also be given to the victimization of LGBTQ youth at school. Presenters will discuss the findings and policy implications, along with promising actions that researchers, practitioners, and advocates can take to advance science and best respond to violence and victimization in schools.
Jillian J. Turanovic, Ph.D. is Associate Professor and Director of the Crime Victim Research and Policy Institute in the College of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Florida State University. She received her Ph.D. in Criminology and Criminal Justice from Arizona State University in 2015. Her research is rooted in the study of victimization, violence, and correctional policy, and much of her work focuses on youth violent victimization and its consequences. She is the author of Thinking About Victimization: Context and Consequences (Routledge, 2019), and co-editor of Revitalizing Victimization Theory: Revisions, Applications, and New Directions (Routledge, 2021). Her work has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Justice, the Office for Victims of Crime, and Arnold Ventures. She received the 2019 Cavan Young Scholar Award from the American Society of Criminology.
Krista R. Flannigan, J.D. is on the faculty of Florida State University College of Criminology and Criminal Justice and is Co-Director of the Crime Victim Research and Policy Institute. She is an attorney, educator, and advocate experienced in emergency response and disaster management, community collaboration, and program development. She has responded to numerous incidents of mass violence and terrorism, including but not limited to, the Oklahoma City Bombing, Columbine High School shooting, 9/11, the Aurora Theater shooting, the Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando and the Route 91 Music Festival in Las Vegas. She has also worked with various communities, including those in Parkland, FL and El Paso, TX to establish long-term services for the victims of the shootings in those areas. Most recently, she supported resiliency efforts in Boulder, CO in response to the grocery shooting. Krista also serves a consultant and conducts national trainings for the Office for Victims of Crime, and she developed a special program in Victim Studies at Florida State University.