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University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

Professors receive Faculty Excellence Award for research and creative efforts focused on women

Two USF St. Petersburg campus faculty members were among a small group of professors across all USF campuses to receive the Dr. Kathleen Moore Faculty Excellence Award presented by the Women in Leadership & Philanthropy program.

May 4, 2021Research and Innovation

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Does the Super Bowl really increase sex trafficking in host city?

Along with the glitz and attention, the Super Bowl has been known to bring a seedier element to host locations: sex trafficking. But USF researchers say the widely held perception that the Super Bowl is a magnet for sex trafficking is largely unfounded.

February 1, 2021Research and Innovation

Cover of Dawn Cecil’s new book

The Serial Effect: Criminology Professor’s Book Examines the Modern True Crime Genre

Dawn Cecil became fascinated by questions about the effects of the modern true crime genre – on victims, the accused and society at large. Three years later, she has published a book exploring those questions.

June 1, 2020Research and Innovation

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New Research Lab to Combat Human Trafficking in Tampa Bay and Beyond

Criminology professor Joan Reid and three colleagues have received a $92,000 grant to establish a research lab at USF’s St. Petersburg campus devoted to studying human trafficking.

May 19, 2020Research and Innovation

Shelly Wagers presents the results of Rethinking Domestic Violence Cases to members of CASA. Credit: Adam Johnson

Student Research Projects Aim to Rethink Domestic Violence Cases

Shelly Wagers, an Assistant Professor of Criminology at USF St. Petersburg, wonders how we, as a community, can reduce rates of domestic violence, hold offenders accountable and keep victims safe?

December 12, 2019Research and Innovation, Student Life

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Professor Honored as Influential Scholar at International Human Trafficking Conference

Dr. Jill McCracken, USF St. Petersburg Professor of Rhetoric and Gender Studies, was honored with an Influential Scholar Award at the International Human Trafficking & Social Justice Conference in Toledo, Ohio this month.

September 30, 2019Research and Innovation

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