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UF Study: Incarcerated Male Adolescents Suffer Ill Effects From Abuse

Published: Apr 12th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Sexually abused teenage boys in jail are just as likely as their female counterparts to suffer from depression, a University of Florida study finds.

Military families targeted for high-interest loans, UF professor says

Published: Mar 29th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Payday loan companies — which make high-cost loans to cash-strapped people – target military members and their families, according to a study co-authored by a University of Florida law professor.

UF study: Americans give mixed reviews to parental responsibility laws

Published: Mar 14th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Americans believe parents bear some responsibility when their children break the law but are reluctant to throw the book at mom and dad when the kids go awry, says a University of Florida researcher.

New UF study ranks states’ records access laws

Published: Mar 11th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Open records laws in North Carolina, Florida, Michigan, Missouri and Indiana provide the best access to members of the public requesting records, according to new findings compiled by University of Florida researchers.

Police alcohol checks put sales to teens on ice

Published: Mar 3rd, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Carloads of young people are dusting off the flip-flops, icing down the beer and heading to warmer climes this month for the annual ritual of alcohol-fueled partying known as Spring Break. The participants include many college and high school students under the drinking age who all too often are able to purchase alcoholic beverages illegally.

Housing segregation persists in many parts of nation, study shows

Published: May 6th, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Neighborhood integration is necessary to reduce school segregation but Americans continue to remain separated in their neighborhoods a half century after the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark Brown vs. Board of Education decision, a new nationwide study by the University of Florida finds.

Major Players In Presidential Election To Be Featured At UF Conference

Published: Feb 20th, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Key participants in Florida’s protracted 2000 Presidential election will participate in a University of Florida conference Feb. 26, examining legal, political and media aspects of the contested balloting.

New UF Statistics Out On Florida’s Jobs, Crime And Schools

Published: Jan 16th, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s noted quality of life is measured with a yardstick in new University of Florida research into counties with the best schools, most crime, opportunities for hot jobs and other matters important to the way we live.

Law Professor Says Lack Of Holiday Spirit May Indicate Societal Decline

Published: Dec 27th, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — In modern society, incivility is everywhere – from our children’s classrooms to the recent presidential election to the mall parking lot full of end-of-the-year shoppers. In fact, this holiday season, many felt “Scrooges” and “Grinches” outnumbered the elves.

Mentally Disabled Shouldn’t Receive Death Penalty, Says UF Professor

Published: Dec 5th, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Defendants with mental disabilities should not be sentenced to death, a practice 38 states still allow, according to a University of Florida professor of law and psychiatry.