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USF Researchers Present Studies on Missing Person Cases, At-Risk Youths to Pasco Sheriff's Office

USF Researchers Present Studies on Missing Person Cases, At-Risk Youths to Pasco Sheriff's Office

Researchers representing USF_s SPRUCE Lab presented their work on missing person cases_ student-teacher sexual relationships and at-risk youths to members of the Pasco Sheriff_s Intelligence-Led Policing Section on Monday.

A group of undergraduate and graduate students representing USF's newly created SPRUCE Lab shared their research into missing person cases, student-teacher sexual relationships and at-risk youths with members of the Pasco Sheriff's Office on Monday.

The USF presentations were part of a half-day meeting scheduled to establish an official partnership between PSO's intelligence-led policing staff and Dr. Bryanna Fox, assistant professor in USF's Department of Criminology, and SPRUCE Lab's team of graduate and undergraduate researchers. SPRUCE is short for Social & Psychological Research for Understanding Crime Etiology. PSO attendees included crime analysts, school resource officers, and representatives from the agency's Child Protective Investigations Division and Real-Time Crime Center.

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