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NCJ Number: 156426 Find in a Library
Title: Elder Abuse: International and Cross-Cultural Perspectives
Journal: Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect  Volume:6  Issue:3/4  Dated:special issue (1995)  Pages:complete issue
Editor(s): J I Kosberg; J L Garcia
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 197
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This book contains readings on elder abuse around the world.
Abstract: Authors address the following topics: (1) the definition of elder abuse; (2) the extent of the problem; (3) causes of the problem, as related to values and practices; (4) societal attitudes regarding the existence of the problem; (5) private and public efforts to prevent the problem, to detect the existence of the problem, and intervene once the problem has occurred; and (6) policies developed to combat the problem. Individual chapters concern elder abuse and neglect in Australia, Finland, Greece, Hong Kong, Israel, India, Ireland, Norway, Poland, and South Africa. There is a chapter on common and unique themes on elder abuse from a world-wide perspective. This chapter also includes major explanations for elder abuse: (1) Dependency: physical, economic, social; (2) Economic Conditions; and (3) Cultural Changes. Significant variables related to elder abuse include: (1) Socioeconomic Level; (2) Marital Status; (3) Substance Abuse; (4) Personal Problems; (5) Isolation; (6) Gender; (7) Cultural Homogeneity; (8) Housing; and (9) Societal Violence. References, tables, figures
Main Term(s): Victims of Crime
Index Term(s): Australia; Crimes against the elderly; Cross-cultural comparisons; Finland; Greece; Hong Kong; India; Ireland; Israel; Multinational studies; Norway; Poland; Public Attitudes/Opinion; South Africa
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