What We Do

Our research staff combines behavioral research with new data tools in the same way the Center for Disease Control, the Social Security Administration, the FDA, the Institute of Health, and companies like Amazon, Netflix, IBM and others do.

We then translate a universe of biological, criminal, social, cultural, psychological, gender, and behavioral research data into actionable insights with The Lantern. Our free web app is available to parents, educators, and the mental health community so they can get early warnings into how a child or a student might become violent. Our video explains how the Lantern works and how parents, teachers, school staff and education researchers can use it.

Research Plan

Four questions drive our work:

1)     Why do certain children or young adults become violent?

2)     How do they learn to become violent?

3)     What data tools provide the best insights into common behavioral patterns that violent children or young adults  share?

4)     How can these insights help shape community and clinical practices that reduce school violence? 

Our interdisciplinary research teams compile, analyze and upload school violence information. They use epidemiological methods, network theory, psychological and sociological methods, criminology theories, semiotic analytic methods and communication/media analytic methods. 

Contact us if you want more information or would like to join our research.

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