skip navigation


Register for Latest Research

Stay Informed
Register with NCJRS to receive NCJRS's biweekly e-newsletter JUSTINFO and additional periodic emails from NCJRS and the NCJRS federal sponsors that highlight the latest research published or sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs.

NCJRS Abstract

The document referenced below is part of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection. To conduct further searches of the collection, visit the Virtual Library. See the Obtain Documents page for direction on how to access resources online, via mail, through interlibrary loans, or in a local library.


NCJ Number: 90046 Find in a Library
Title: Elder Abuse - The Status of Current Knowledge
Journal: Family Relations  Volume:31  Issue:3  Dated:(July 1982)  Pages:457-465
Author(s): C Pedrick-Cornell; R J Gelles
Date Published: 1982
Page Count: 9
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The rapid emergence of elderly abuse as a social problem has led to the public dissemination of data derived from exploratory research.
Abstract: This paper assesses the state of knowledge of elderly abuse and examines the limitations of current research on the extent, patterns, and causes of elderly abuse. Suggestions are offered to researchers and practitioners. (Author abstract)
Index Term(s): Elder Abuse
Note: Revised version of a paper presented at the First National Conference on Abuse of Older Persons
To cite this abstract, use the following link:

*A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's website is provided. Tell us how you use the NCJRS Library and Abstracts Database - send us your feedback.