Richard J. Gelles, whose pioneering research about family violence and child welfare helped shape government policy and social work practices nationwide, died June 26, of brain cancer at home. He was the author or coauthor of 26 books and more than 200 articles and chapters on family violence. In 1999 Gelles received the “Award for Career Achievement in Research” from the American Professional Science on the Abuse of Children.


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