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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2 Primary Activities / Functions of the Criminal Justice System ( continued )
Discipline Activities / Functions in Elder Abuse Cases Probation and Parole •
Supervise released persons • Require and monitor testing for substance abuse
Adult Protective Services typically lacked confidence in law enforcement , even
when they knew of criminal conduct , and law enforcement seldom referred cases
to protective services ( Blakely & Dolon , 2000 ) . Other studies showed that ...
Law enforcement has traditionally focused only on those events involving
suspected criminal behavior . That approach limited them to assessing a situation
, determining if a criminal act had occurred , and initiating an action based on the
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TWO Defining Elder Abuse
THREE Dynamics of Elder Abuse
FOUR Identification and Reporting
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