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Women more likely to be perpetrators of abuse as well as victims

Published: Jul 13th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Women are more likely than men to stalk, attack and psychologically abuse their partners, according to a University of Florida study that finds college women have a new view of the dating scene.

UF professor examines role of race, fame in public scandals

Published: Mar 23rd, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — How did O.J. Simpson – hardly an activist on black issues before his arrest – become a hero to some in the black community after being charged with murder? Why were blacks willing to vote for former Washington, D.C., mayor Marion Barry after he was convicted of drug charges? And why is the black community less likely to extend similar support to noncelebrity blacks who face prosecution for crimes?

New UF study ranks states’ constitutions for access provisions

Published: Mar 13th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Constitutional provisions for access to government in Florida, California, Louisiana, Montana, and Rhode Island provide the best protection for the public, according to new findings compiled by University of Florida researchers.

UF study shows Florida’s three-strikes law fails to curb crime

Published: Jan 10th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s three-strikes law is a swing and a miss as a crime-fighting tool, finds a new University of Florida study about the legislation that imposes increasingly stiff mandatory jail terms for gun-wielding criminals.

UF professor: Military recruiting on campus may help end anti-gay bias

Published: Dec 6th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments today in Rumsfeld v. FAIR, a case that will decide whether the nation’s law schools can turn military recruiters away from campus because of discriminatory policies toward gays.

UF project ranks state penalties regarding freedom of information

Published: Oct 27th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Government officials in six states face the toughest civil penalties in the nation if they don’t provide information to the public and the press as required by their laws.

Middle school girls catching up to boys in delinquency

Published: Oct 5th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The gender gap for bad behavior in middle school is narrowing, with girls displaying more delinquency and aggression than their male classmates, a new University of Florida study finds.

For advance directives, a picture’s worth a thousand words

Published: Jul 18th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Ray Moseley sees the trouble with advance health-care directives every time he speaks to a group of senior citizens: Several in the crowd always know someone who had a living will but whose end-of-life decisions were not honored anyway.

Levin College of Law establishes International Tax Degree

Published: Jul 6th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — In a rapidly globalizing economy, international tax lawyers are more in demand — and young lawyers around the world are eager to get into the field.

Prescription Pain Patch Abuse Blamed For Increase In Deaths

Published: Jun 30th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Drug abusers are increasingly turning to a slow-release form of a powerful painkiller for a quick and dangerous high, University of Florida researchers warn. The trend is raising alarm as the number of people dying from an overdose of the drug fentanyl, an opioid 100 times more potent than morphine, rises.