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NCJ Number: 83230 Find in a Library
Title: Elderly Victim at Risk - Explaining the Fear-Victimization Paradox
Journal: Criminology  Volume:20  Issue:1  Dated:(May 1982)  Pages:115-126
Author(s): J H Lindquist; J M Duke
Date Published: 1982
Page Count: 12
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The rate of victimization has been empirically demonstrated to be lower than for most other age groups. At the same time, the elderly express high levels of fear regarding criminal victimization. This article seeks to explain this apparent paradox through an 'at risk' hypothesis that accounts for both low rates and high fear.
Abstract: Current research argues that criminal victimization of the elderly is less of a problem than advocates for the elderly have argued it was in the past. (Publisher abstract)
Index Term(s): Crimes against the elderly; Fear of crime; Victimization
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