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NCJ Number: 222460 Find in a Library
Title: Statewide Profile of Abuse of Older Women and the Criminal Justice Response: Summary
Author(s): Andrew Klein Ph.D.; Terri Tobin Ph.D.; Amy Salomon Ph.D.; Janice Dubois M.S.W.
Corporate Author: Advocates for Human Potential, Inc.
United States of America
Date Published: December 2007
Page Count: 18
Sponsoring Agency: Advocates for Human Potential, Inc.
Sudbury, MA 01776
National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
Rockville, MD 20849
Grant Number: 2006-WG-BX-0009
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Dataset: DATASET 1
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A summary is presented of a federally supported study profiling the abuse of older women in Rhode Island as reported to police and the criminal justice system response.
Abstract: Study results indicate larger than expected intimate abuse among older women (50 years and older), especially among married couples, supplemented by even greater abuse by mostly male predatory offspring and grandchildren as women reach age 60. Specifically, as women victims of abuse age, the percent abused by current or former intimate partners declined from 62.4 percent for those aged 50 to 59 to 34.3 percent for those aged 60 and older. As older women victims reach 60 years or older, the abuse by non-intimate family members increased significantly from 35.5 percent to 65.2 percent. In the first of its kind study and funded by the U.S. Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice, researchers examined every domestic violence report made to State and local law enforcement across the State of Rhode Island in 2002 involving women victims, 50 years or older, whether or not police ultimately arrested the alleged suspect. References and appendix
Main Term(s): Abused women; Elderly victims; Rhode Island
Index Term(s): Battered wives; Domestic assault; Domestic assault arrest policies; Domestic relations; Female victims; NIJ grant-related documents; Older Adults (65+)
Note: See NCJ-222459 for the final report.
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