University of Florida Professors Constance Shehan and Christine Wegner are available to comment on the impact of Title IX in higher education and sports on the act’s 50th anniversary.

Title IX: 50 years later “I was actually an undergrad in 1972 at Penn State,” said Constance Shehan, a professor emerita in the Sociology and Criminology & Law Department at the University of Florida. “At that time, the ratio of…

Turning a blind eye to sexual abuse: University of Utah law professor explores role of bystanders in new book

In Armies of Enablers: Survivor Stories of Complicity and Betrayal In Sexual Assaults, Guiora explores the role of bystanders complicit in abuse and their effect on victims by interviewing survivors of recent and well-known cases of sexual abuse in communities including higher education, elite athletics, sports organizations, religious institutions, law enforcement, the entertainment industry, and elected officials. He proposes legal, cultural, and social measures aimed at the enabler from the survivor’s perspective.