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Title: Law Enforcement and Older Persons - Revised Edition
Author(s): G Sunderland; M E Cox; S R StilesSunderland G
Corporate Author: National Retired Teachers Assoc-AARP
United States of America
Project Director: G Sunderland
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 380
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
National Retired Teachers Assoc-AARP
Washington, DC 20006
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 78-DF-AX-0052
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America

National Retired Teachers Assoc-AARP
1909 K Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Training (Handbook/Manual)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Part of a revised, comprehensive training curriculum on law enforcement and older persons, the text addresses critical subject areas and issues relating to police contact with older persons.
Abstract: The material is structured into four modules that discuss aging, victimization, and communication principles, and volunteers in law enforcement. The module on aging explores the graying of America, physical and psychological facts about aging, and effects of these factors on law enforcement activities. The next module focuses on victimization of the elderly. It analyzes the incidence of criminal victimization and its impact on older persons offers recommendations for police countermeasures. A module on communication principles presents methods and techniques to deal with older victims, witnesses, and persons in need of assistance. It also provides guidelines for programming and media relations. The final module, which focuses on volunteers in law enforcement, provides the police practitioner with skills to plan, implement, and monitor volunteer program using older persons in a law enforcement setting. The text's concluding section describes 10 model resources program types and 7 actual cases of law enforcement programs involving older persons as volunteers. Tables, charts, sample report forms, and reference lists are supplied. (Author abstract modified)
Index Term(s): Communications; Crimes against the elderly; Curriculum; Elderly victims; Older Adults (65+); Police education; Police services for victims; Police-victim interaction; Press relations; Volunteer programs; Witness assistance
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