Dr. Richard Gelles
Dean, School of Social Policy and Practice
University of Pennsylvania
• Internationally known expert on domestic violence, child abuse and intra-family murders.
• Author of “Controversies on Domestic Violence “ and “The Violent Home”
• Currently co-authoring “Intimate Violence and Abuse in Families”
“This kind of thing – familicide – is rare, but has a tendency to increase during times of severe economic downturn. It precedes upticks in crime, child abuse and domestic violence.”