Rachel Lovell

Research Assistant Professor, Case Western Reserve University

Areas of Expertise

  • Gender-based violence
  • Sexual assault
  • Human sex trafficking
  • Intimate partner violence

Key Findings

  • John schools, government programs taught by experts to prevent men arrested for soliciting sex from reoffending, do not reduce recidivism to sex crimes. MORE
  • The San Francisco First Offender Prostitution Program study was not methodologically sound enough to assert that john schools are successful. MORE


Rachel Lovell, Research Assistant Professor at the Begun Center for Violence Prevention and Education at Case Western University, is an expert in gender-based violence, sexual assault, human sex trafficking and intimate partner violence.

Lovell is Co-PI research partner on a Sexual Assault Kit Initiative funded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance in collaboration with the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office. She consulted with the Cleveland Clinic, the Cuyahoga County Department of Children and Family Services, the Cuyahoga County Family and Children First Council, the Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation, the Begun Foundation and the Social Science Research Center at DePaul University.

She has been published in academic journals and authored Gender Differences in Occupational-Career Interruptions: A Comparative Analysis of the United States, Sweden and Poland.

Lovell received her Ph.D. in Sociology from Ohio State University and M.A. and B.A. in Sociology from Baylor University.

Follow Rachel on Twitter: @rlovell100