Elder Abuse Detection and Intervention: A Collaborative Approach
Bonnie Brandl, MSW, Carmel Bitondo Dyer, Carmel Bitondo Dyer, MD, FACP, AGSF, Candace J. Heisler, JD, Joanne Marlatt Otto, MSW, Lori A. Stiegel, JD, Randolph W. Thomas, MA
Springer Publishing Company, 2007 - Family & Relationships - 307 pages
PRESERVING A LIFE OF PEACE AND DIGNITY FOR THE AGING
This ground-breaking volume offers a new, collaborative approach geared to enhance case review, improve victim safety, raise abuser accountability, and promote system change.
Sharing the common goal of promoting elder victim safety, experts in adult protective services, law enforcement, prosecution, health care, advocacy, and civil justice have formed a unique, multidisciplinary team approach to tackle the following critical topics:
As the aging population continues to grow, so does the potential for increasing cases of elder abuse. Replete with case examples that allow the experiences of victims to speak for themselves, this book provides the framework to begin, and to build on, collaborative approaches at the local, state, and national levels toward ending elder abuse.
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Some professionals label any crime against older people as elder abuse . They
argue that in many circumstances , seniors are targeted for specific crimes ,
especially telemarketing frauds , sweepstakes , and repair scams . These crimes
If the call is crime related , the primary focus will be on meeting the victim ' s
immediate needs and establishing sufficient facts to hold the offender
accountable . As a rule , the focus of law enforcement is investigating crimes .
However , in ...
( Hawes , 2003 ) Crime Data The federal government collects data on violent
crime through the National Crime Victim Survey , the FBI Uniform Crime Reports ,
and the FBI National Incident - Based Reporting System ( Acierno , 2003 ) .
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TWO Defining Elder Abuse
THREE Dynamics of Elder Abuse
FOUR Identification and Reporting
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