Expert comment on O.J. Simpson's New Book and the Issue of Family Violence

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Introduction:

With the release of O.J. Simpson's new book comes an opportunity  to shine the national spotlight on the issue of intimate violence and   murders within a family unit.

Expert:

  Dr. Richard Gelles

  Dean, School of Social Policy and Practice, University of Pennsylvania

Credentials:

* Internationally known expert in domestic violence

* Influential in the passage of the Adoption and Safe Families Act of 1997

* Author of "Controversies on Domestic Violence, " and "The Violent Home"

* Currently co-authoring "Intimate Violence and Abuse in Families"

* Media savvy, reporter friendly; understands the importance of a deadline

Quote:

"Just when you think the low point has been reached in bad taste and the high point has been reached in offensiveness, O.J. Simpson and Judith Regan come along and redefine the boundaries."