David Richards



David Richards: Violence Against Women and the Law
Associate Professor, University of Connecticut


David Richards is an Associate Professor at the University of Connecticut, with appointments in both the Department of Political Science and the Human Rights Institute. He currently serves as Director of Graduate Studies at the Human Rights Institute. His work focuses on human rights, and has appeared in a variety of journals and books. These published works include studies of gender-violence law, the measurement of government respect for human rights, public support for torture, economic globalization, and national elections, among others. His current book, Violence Against Women and the Law, is coauthored with Jillienne Haglund and uses original data from about 196 countries to examine gender-violence laws globally..