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NCJ Number: 184366 Find in a Library
Title: Aging of America--A Handbook for Police Officers
Editor(s): Linda S. Forst Ed.D.
Date Published: 2000
Page Count: 163
Sponsoring Agency: Charles C. Thomas
Springfield, IL 62704
Publication Number: ISBN 0-398-07047-4
Sale Source: Charles C. Thomas
2600 South First Street
Springfield, IL 62704
United States of America
Type: Policy/Procedure Handbook/Manual
Format: Book (Softbound)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Purposes of this book are to give police officers an overview of the aging process, to educate them, and to enhance their sensitivity to challenges and needs of the older population.
Abstract: Learning about aging can provide insights into a police officer's own aging process and provide an understanding of how aging affects parents and friends. In addition, learning about aging can help to change stereotypes or at least help police officers become aware of them. A general discussion of aging topics is followed by specific suggestions for police officers to aid them in the performance of their duties. The book provides a clear and concise overview of biological, psychological, and social dimensions of the aging process and how and why this information relates to the job of police officers. Examples of successful programs are highlighted, and extensive resources are identified for further assist police officers. The book is designed so that police officers can carry it with them in their briefcase or car seat organizer. By using the information contained in the book, police officers can become more sensitized to the problems and challenges of the aging population and can better serve the needs of senior citizens. 37 references
Main Term(s): Police policies and procedures
Index Term(s): Crimes against the elderly; Elderly offenders; Elderly victims; Older Adults (65+); Police specialized training; Special needs offenders
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