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NCJ Number: NCJ 241043     Find in a Library
Title: Financial Exploitation of Older Persons in Adult Care Settings: Comparisons to Physical Abuse and the Justice System's Response
Journal: Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect  Volume:24  Issue:3  Dated:July-September 2012  Pages:231 to 250
Author(s): Brian K. Payne, Ph.D. ; Sheryl M. Strasser, Ph.D.
Date Published: 07/2012
Page Count: 20
Document: HTML 
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study examined a sample of elder financial abuse cases and elder physical abuse cases handled by fraud control units to shed some light on the dynamics of elder financial exploitation and the way the justice system processes these cases.
Abstract: The current study uses a sample of 242 elder financial abuse cases and 314 elder physical abuse cases handled by fraud control units to shed some light on the dynamics of elder financial exploitation and the way the justice system processes these cases. Attention also is given to the way that the processing of elder financial exploitation cases can be distinguished from the processing of elder physical abuse cases. Results show that a wide range of elder financial exploitations cases are committed, and these cases should be broadly defined. Implications are provided. Abstract published by arrangement with Taylor and Francis.
Main Term(s): Elderly victims
Index Term(s): Theft offenses ; Financial management ; Long-term care institutions ; Crimes against the elderly ; Fraud investigations ; Bank fraud
   
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