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NCJ Number: 230270 Find in a Library
Title: Future Directions for Social Policy and Elder Abuse: Through the Looking Glass of Generational Characteristics
Journal: Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect  Volume:22  Issue:1-2  Dated:January-June 2010  Pages:207-215
Author(s): Georgia J. Anetzberger, Ph.D., ACSW; Pamela B. Teaster, Ph.D.
Date Published: January 2010
Page Count: 9
Document: PDF
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The future directions for social policy and elder abuse are forecast using the characteristics of three contiguous generations: Baby Boomers, Gen Xers, and Nexters.
Abstract: The results suggest greater potential victimization for the Boomers than previous generations, particularly neglect and exploitation. Gen Xers may experience more self-neglect. Social policy will continue to emphasize the criminalization of elder abuse, reflecting Boomer self-righteousness and severity. Elder abuse victimization will have a medical hue, given the Boomer obsession with health and wellness. Although Gen Xers are less cynical than Boomers, they will be more concerned about their immediate lives and pass the elder abuse policy torch to the Nexters, who will elevate it in deference to the Boomers and in quest for a higher moral order. Tables and references (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Elderly victims
Index Term(s): Crimes against the elderly; Elder Abuse; Elderly victim services; Future trends
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