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NCJ Number: 169689 Find in a Library
Title: Elder and Dependent Adult Abuse
Corporate Author: Los Angeles Cty Sheriff's Dept
United States of America
Project Director: C Miller
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 0
Sponsoring Agency: Aims Multimedia
Chatsworth, CA 91311
Los Angeles Cty Sheriff's Dept
Monterey Park, CA 91754
Sale Source: Aims Multimedia
9710 DeSoto Ave
Chatsworth, CA 91311
United States of America
Type: Training (Aid/Material)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This video instructs the officers of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department in the nature of, the law with respect to, and their responsibilities in responding to the abuse and neglect of elderly persons and dependent adults.
Abstract: The video opens with still photographs of elderly persons who have been physically injured through abuse or neglect by their caregivers. Law enforcement trainers then instruct officers in laws and procedures pertinent to their response to such abuse. The instructive lectures are accompanied by illustrative photographs and video, along with written outlines of the material presented. When the video speaks of elder and dependent adult abuse, this encompasses physical abuse and neglect, sexual abuse, and financial abuse. The abused elderly are typically dependent on a caretaker, often a younger family member; and dependent adults who are abused are typically handicapped to an extent that requires being heavily dependent on others for care. A law enforcement instructor reviews the provisions of California's mandatory reporting law for the abuse of elderly persons, as well as the voluntary reporting of emotional abuse. This is followed by instruction in the indicators of physical abuse and neglect, sexual abuse, and financial abuse. Indicators are in the areas of the victim's physical condition, conditions in the victim's environment, the suspected abuser's behavior, and the financial vulnerability of the victim. Instruction also covers the responsibilities of the responding officer and the investigating officer in cases of suspected abuse of elderly and dependent adults. Interagency cooperation is also discussed. A discussion guide accompanies the video.
Main Term(s): Victims of violent crime
Index Term(s): California; Elder Abuse; Elderly victim services; Elderly victims; Mandatory crime reporting; Police responsibilities; Police specialized training
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