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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CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM Reports Made to Law Enforcement The purpose of
law enforcement involvement is to respond to calls from citizens . The primary
focus of this response is to determine if there has been a violation of the law .
Thus law enforcement ' s role is that of a first - responder and often the primary
investigator . In the majority of local law enforcement agencies , both functions
may be the responsibility of a single person . If cases are accepted by other law ...
Law enforcement is often the only public agency that has a 24 - hour , 7 - day - a -
week response system and that actually deploys personnel on that basis . They
are easily accessed through the 911 call system and will respond to almost any ...
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TWO Defining Elder Abuse
THREE Dynamics of Elder Abuse
FOUR Identification and Reporting
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