Family Murder and Family Annihilators

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Dr. Richard J. Gelles
Dean, School of Social Policy & Practice
University of Pennsylvania




  • Nationally recognized expert on child abuse and neglect, child welfare, domestic violence and family annihilators
  • Served as a consultant on domestic violence research and prevention to the Department of Defense, Department of the Navy and Department of the Army
  • He can discuss domestic violence among military families, domestic violence prevention efforts and the psychology behind acts of family murder.

Media contact:

            Jill DiSanto-Haines at 215-898-4820 or