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Elder Crimes, Elder Justice

ISBN-10: 0763728594
ISBN-13: 9780763728595
Edition: 2014
Authors: David R. Snyder
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Book details

List price: $80.95
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning, LLC
Publication date: 9/17/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 258
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Public safety professionals who interact often with the elderly will find a wealth of helpful information in this new manual. Elder Crimes, Elder Justice educates readers on both the criminal victimization of the elderly population and on the older adult as perpetrator. This book offers insights into the special considerations of the growing elderly population and teaches how to handle even day-to-day interactions astutely and empathetically, resulting in a positive outcome for you, for the older person, and for the community.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Social Gerontology for Law Enforcement
Older People and the Law Enforcement Officer
The PERLS Scale
Attitude
The Older Population
Sociology of Aging
Summary
Case Study Summaries
Endnotes
Resources
Key Terms
Physical Changes with Age
Introduction
Integumentary System (The Skin)
Respiratory System
Cardiovascular System
Nervous System
Sensory Changes
Musculoskeletal System
Medical Conditions Common in Older People
Assessing Functional Activity
Summary
Case Study Summaries
Endnotes
Resources
Key Terms
Psychosocial Issues of Aging
Introduction
Psychological Changes with Age
Depression
Suicide
The Older Driver
Alcoholism and Drug Abuse in the Older Population
Death and Dying
Summary
Case Study Summaries
Endnotes
Resources
Key Terms
Communicating with Older People
Communication and the Older Adult
Types of Communication Skills
Age-Related Communication Changes
Communication Disorders Affecting Older People
Hearing Aids
Communicating with Older People
Summary
Case Study Summaries
Endnotes
Resources
Key Terms
The Victimization of Older Adults
Introduction
Older Victims
Fear of Crime Among Older People
Financial Exploitation
Older Victims of Sexual Assault
Homicide of Older People
Suicide Risk and Hostage/Barricade Situations Involving Older People
Cultural Issues
Preparing the Older Victim/Witness for Testimony
Crime Prevention and Older People
Helping the Older Person Who Has Been Victimized
Summary
Case Study Summaries
Endnotes
Resources
Key Terms
Elder Abuse
Elder Abuse and the Law Enforcement Officer
Definitions
Theories of Abuse and Neglect
Incidence
Profiles of the Abused
Profiles of the Abuser
Risk Factors
Observing for Clues to Elder Abuse
Sexual Assault in the Elderly
Interviewing
Investigating Elder Abuse Crimes
Putting It All Together
Intervention Decisions
Documentation
The Crawford Decision
Elder Abuse, Domestic Violence, and Animal Cruelty
Summary
Case Study Summaries
Endnotes
Resources
Key Terms
The Elder as Perpetrator
Introduction
Crimes Committed by Older People
A Typology of Geriatric Offenders
Nursing Facilities
Special Considerations for Arresting Older Perpetrators
Use of Nonlethal Deterrents on Older Perpetrators
Older Inmates
Housing Older Arrestees
Preventing Elderly Crime
A Model Interventional Program
Summary
Case Study Summaries
Endnotes
Resources
Key Terms
Aging Resources
State Agencies on Aging
Death Investigation and Older People
Introduction
Signs of Death
Death Investigation
Homicide Investigation of an Older Person
Endnotes
Glossary
Index

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