Crime and Victimization of the Elderly
Springer Science & Business Media, Dec 6, 2012 - Medical - 310 pages
Crime and Victimization of the Elderly provides a "state-of-the-art" review of the social scientific literature relating to the crime problems of older persons. Building upon a broad interdisciplinary base, the volume addresses a wide range of issues that will prove to be of interest and value to criminology and gerontology students and to practicing professionals. The book is divided into two major sections. The first focuses upon elderly offenders and the second is devoted to a discussion of elderly victims. All of the major topics normally covered in the criminology and victimology courses are given detailed consideration. These include: the nature and types of crimes committed by the elderly, theories of elderly crime, criminal justice reactions to the older offender, patterns of elderly victimization, explanations of elderly victimization patterns, fear of crime among older persons and the abuse of the elderly in domestic settings. The chapters provide a critical assessment of the formative as well as the most recent empirical research conducted in the United States, Canada and elsewhere. Each chapter includes lists of suggested readings and each major section includes an extensive list of bibliographic references. This book is an invaluable resource to criminologists, gerontologists and social service professionals as it raises questions and defines issues vital to an understanding of the elderly and their association with various aspects of crime.
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WHAT OFFENCES DO THE ELDERLY COMMIT?
EXPLAINING ELDERLY CRIME
THE ELDERLY OFFENDER IN COURT
NEGATIVE AND POSITIVE EFFECTS OF IMPRISONMENT
THE VICTIM AS DECISIONMAKER
FRAUD AND THE ELDERLY
COPING WITH THE COSTS OF VICTIMIZATION
FEAR OF CRIME AMONG THE ELDERLY
THE PROBLEM OF ELDERABUSE AND NEGLECT
PUNISHMENT AND THE ELDERLY OFFENDER
Chapter Seven Age as a Victimological Variable
POLICY AND PROBLEMS
WHAT SHOULD BE DONE?
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