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Violent Work Cultures Do Not Fuel Family Violence

Authored by: Rose Bender

Photography by: Candace diCarlo

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Richard Gelles, PhD, the Joanna and Raymond Welsh Chair in Child Welfare and Family Violence, spoke with NPR about recent domestic and family violence cases among NFL players.

“The training of people to be violent, and violence as part of your work culture, is not a sufficient explanation for what’s going on in the NFL,” Gelles said.

Gelles, who has been studying domestic violence since the 1970s, has conducted research on domestic and family violence among athletes and members of the military.

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