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NCJ Number: NCJ 222460     Find in a Library
Title: Statewide Profile of Abuse of Older Women and the Criminal Justice Response: Summary
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  Dataset URL: DATASET 1
Author(s): Andrew Klein Ph.D. ; Terri Tobin Ph.D. ; Amy Salomon Ph.D. ; Janice Dubois M.S.W.
Corporate Author: Advocates for Human Potentia, Inc.
United States of America
Date Published: 12/2007
Page Count: 18
  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): Older Adults (50+) ; Domestic relations ; Battered wives ; Domestic assault ; Female victims ; Domestic assault arrest policies ; NIJ grant-related documents
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Grant Number: 2006-WG-BX-0009
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Country: United States of America
Language: English
Note: See NCJ-222459 for the final report.
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