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Governor signs bill making USF Trafficking in Persons lab state repository for human trafficking data
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed into law a bill that appoints the USF Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Risk to Resilience Research Lab with collecting and analyzing statewide data to better understand the magnitude and trends in human trafficking across the state and over time.
May 17, 2023Research and Innovation
BRIGHT Network to connect human trafficking victims with critical care and resources to transition into new life
An online platform developed by researchers at USF, in close collaboration with anti-trafficking professionals and survivors, will help victims of human trafficking escape their situations and get back on their feet by connecting them with organizations and resources in Tampa Bay.
February 22, 2023Research and Innovation
The eXperience 2022: The Spring Break Job Shadow Program allowed students to meet in person and virtually with local employees to learn about jobs they might want to pursue after graduation.
March 31, 2022Campus News
A study by Stanford University placed four faculty members from USF’s St. Petersburg campus among the top 2 percent of scientists in the world.
February 25, 2022Research and Innovation
Proposed legislation would establish campus Trafficking in Persons Lab as the repository for human trafficking data in Florida
A new bill that aims to combat human trafficking would establish the Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Risk to Resilience Lab on USF’s St. Petersburg campus as the centralized repository for anonymous human trafficking data collected from law enforcement sources across the state.
January 19, 2022Campus News
USF, Junior League of Tampa sponsor free virtual discussion to protect children from online predators
The University of South Florida and the Junior League of Tampa will offer a free interactive discussion on Tuesday, Jan. 11, from 7 to 9 p.m., to help parents recognize warning signs and create safeguards to protect their children from online predators.
The Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Risk to Resilience Research Lab is one of the first research centers dedicated to studying the impacts of human trafficking in Florida and is housed on the USF St. Petersburg campus.
September 15, 2021Campus News
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
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
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
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, 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?