Two police officers behind crime scene tape
Two multi-ethnic police officers standing in front of patrol cars, behind police tape, wearing bulletproof vests and duty belts. The policewoman is a mature African-American woman in her 40s. Her partner is a mid adult man in his 30s. It is nighttime and the emergency lights on top of the vehicles are flashing. The focus is on the cordon tape in the foreground.

Mandel School’s Dan Flannery writes about developing effective gun violence prevention plans

Dan Flannery, director of the Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, discussed the necessity of developing an action plan to eradicate gun violence in an article published in Keeping Students Safe and Helping Them Thrive, an educational handbook. 

In his article, “The Scientific Evidence Supporting an Eight-Point Public Health-Oriented Action Plan to Prevent Gun Violence,” Flannery argued that U.S. policymakers must shift their mindset from preventative to proactive in order to keep students safe. Flannery also emphasizes the detrimental effects of developing public safety protocol that is influenced by partisan politics.