What We Do
Our research staff combine behavioral research and data science applications in the same way the Center for Disease Control, the Social Security Administration, the FDA, the Institute of Health, and many corporations do.
We collect accurate data and then query it using our search engine. We call it the Lantern because it lights up a world of adolescent behavior we have never seen before. Click on the video below to see it in action.
Four questions drive our research initiative and building of The Lantern:
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 using epidemiological methods, network theory, psychological and sociological methods, criminology theories, semiotic analytic methods and communication/media analytic methods.