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Richard Davis
President for Family Nonviolence
  Specialized Topics:
  • DV Laws and Their Intersection with the Criminal Justice System
  • Bullying
  • Corporal Punishment
  • Dating Violence

Richard is a retired police lieutenant with a graduate degree in liberal arts from Harvard University and another in criminal justice from Anna Maria College. He is a member of the International Honor Society of Historians and the American Society of Criminology, and he is an adjunct instructor for Quincy College at Plymouth, MA. 

Lt. Davis is also the president for Family Nonviolence, Inc. ( in Fairhaven, MA, and the author of the books Domestic Violence: Facts and Fallacies (Praeger, 1998) and Domestic Violence: Intervention, Prevention, Policies, and Solutions (Taylor & Francis, 2008). Many of his articles have appeared in newspapers, journals, and magazines concerning the issue of domestic violence and its intersection with the criminal justice system. 

Lt. Davis has online columns concerning domestic violence at, and