Crime and Elder Abuse: An Integrated Perspective

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Charles C Thomas Publisher, 2005 - Social Science - 315 pages
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This book will help to advance understanding among policymakers, practitioners, and educators and prepare them to limit the negative consequences associated with victimization of older adults. This second edition builds on the earlier edition in five ways. First, new research has been added into each chapter. Second, the tables and figures have been updated, with applied critical thinking questions now included in order to make the tables and figures more interactive with readers. Third, various sections have been added in different chapters. Fourth, chapters 2-7 now include box inserts which include brief overviews written by professionals who are discussing some aspect of elder abuse. Finally, chapter 7 has been added. This new edition will help shed some light on what can be done to prevent elderly persons from being victimized, or at least minimize the consequences of victimization when abuse does occur. It will be of interest to those in several different disciplines, including criminology, gerontology, social work, social welfare, sociology, psychology, victimology, medicine and other social sciences.
 

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Contents

THE YOUNG GET OLDER
3
Myths About Crimes Against Older Victims
12
Summary and Plan of Presentation
23
CRIMES COMMITTED AGAINST
29
Political Issues
37
Methodological Issues
46
Concluding Remarks
63
Sexual Abuse
75
Concluding Remarks
148
Adult Protective Services and Elder Abuse
155
The Courts and Crimes Against Elderly Persons
171
Concluding Remarks
183
Theories Explaining Crimes Against Elderly Persons
192
Explaining Abuse in Nursing Homes
211
Concluding Remarks
226
PREVENTING ELDER ABUSE
228

Neglect
94
Concluding Remarks
106
VICTIMIZATION EFFECTS
108
Consequences of Victimization
115
Fear of Crime and Elderly Crime Victims
127
Positive Consequences of Crimes Against Elderly Victims
139
Provider Strategies to Prevent Elder Mistreatment
234
Criminal JusticeSocial Services Strategies
243
Concluding Remarks
254
Concluding Remarks
269
Index
303
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