Profesor Beth Richie named to NFL’s violence panel

Dr. Beth Richie, professor of African American studies, criminology, law, and justice, and Director of the Institute for Research on Race and Policy, has been appointed a senior adviser to the National Football League's policy group addressing domestic violence and sexual assault.

She joins a previously announced group tasked with developing the NFL's educational and service programs, and to assist in revising the league's personal conduct policy. The league formed the expert panel after several players were involved in domestic violence or child abuse incidents.