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NCJ Number: 157409 Find in a Library
Title: Elderly Protection Project, Final Project Report
Author(s): R Kohl; D Brensilber; W Holmes
Corporate Author: Massachusetts Statistical Analysis Ctr
Executive Office of Public Safety Program Division
United States of America
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 34
Sponsoring Agency: Massachusetts Statistical Analysis Ctr
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Massachusetts Statistical Analysis Ctr
Executive Office of Public Safety Program Division
100 Cambridge Street
Room 2100
Boston, MA 02202
United States of America
Document: PDF
Dataset: DATASET 1
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The Elder Abuse Protection Training Project, implemented by the Cambridge, Massachusetts, Police Department in 1994, achieved its goals of developing and implementing a curriculum for recruit and advanced police training modules.
Abstract: The project seeks to make police officers aware of the changing demographics of the elderly population and to help police officers communicate effectively with elderly citizens in order to intervene in, report, and investigate cases of elder abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation. A survey of police officer training participants indicated that over 75 percent believe less than 40 percent of elder abuse is actually reported. Most respondents feel the elderly victim's fear of retribution, retaliation, and intimidation is why he or she does not always report abuse. Over 96 percent of respondents believe that elder abuse training is beneficial in their work and that the training has made them more receptive to reporting elder abuse. Numerous initiatives resulting from the training program have been undertaken by police departments. A map of training sites and the form used to evaluate the training project are appended. 10 references, 16 tables, and 8 charts
Main Term(s): Police specialized training
Index Term(s): Citizen crime reporting; Crime Statistics; Crimes against the elderly; Elder Abuse; Elderly victims; Massachusetts; Municipal police; Police crime-prevention; Police curriculum development; Police effectiveness; Program evaluation
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