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NCJ Number: 121118 Find in a Library
Title: Crime and Victimization of the Elderly
Author(s): E A Fattah; V F Sacco
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 310
Sponsoring Agency: Springer-Verlag
New York, NY 10010
Publication Number: ISBN 0-387-96973-X
Sale Source: Springer-Verlag
Publicity Manager
175 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10010
United States of America
Type: Best Practice/State-of-the-Art Review
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This book provides a state-of-the-art review of the available literature on elderly offenders and elderly crime victims.
Abstract: An introductory chapter details the demographic and social dimensions of the North American elderly population. Topics addressed are the aging of the North American population, the gender and marital status of the elderly population, and the plight of the elderly in Western society. Chapters on the elderly offender consider age as a criminological variable, offenses the elderly commit and their explanations, the processing of the elderly offender in the criminal justice system, and the elderly inmate. The concluding chapter on the elderly offender presents a tentative typology of geriatric offenders, the sentencing and punishment of the elderly offender, and the prevention of crime by the elderly. Chapters on the victimization of the elderly discuss age as a victimological variable, general patterns of elderly victimization, the cost of elderly victimization, the mistreatment of the elderly in domestic settings, and policy and planning for crimes against the elderly. Bibliography, recommended readings.
Main Term(s): Elderly offenders; Elderly victims
Index Term(s): Crimes against the elderly; Elder Abuse; Sentencing/Sanctions
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