Texas Juvenile Detention Center Sexual Abuse Scandal

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  Dr. Richard Gelles

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


* Internationally known expert in domestic violence and child welfare

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

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


"If complaints are being investigated internally by the same agency that is in charge, and if the investigators are not specifically trained at investigating cases like this, you'll have fewer confirmed cases.

"You have to have an outsider handling the investigations.  Otherwise, it's like Richard Nixon and Watergate."  (quoted in Austin American-Statesman)