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  NCJ Number: NCJ 234488     Find in a Library
  Title: Theoretical Model Development in Elder Mistreatment
  Document URL: PDF 
  Dataset URL: DATASET 1
  Author(s): Kerry Burnight, Ph.D. ; Laura Mosqueda MD
  Date Published: 2011
  Page Count: 36
  Annotation: This research report focuses on developing a theoretical model for elder mistreatment, a relatively new family violence-related issue that lacks empirically-based knowledge and theoretical framework within which to understand its multiple manifestations.
  Abstract: Elder mistreatment inquiry is a relative newcomer to the family violence arena and its empirically-based knowledge lacks a theoretical framework within which to understand its multiple manifestations. Effective intervention and prevention strategies depend upon theory-driven hypotheses testing in order to understand how risk factors at various social-ecological levels interact in the etiology of elder mistreatment. To foster theoretical model development, this article: (1) takes inventory of the empirically-derived knowledge on elder mistreatment; (2) reviews the major theoretical approaches to the etiology of elder mistreatment; (3) proposes a new model of elder mistreatment of older adults with cognitive impairment. Each component of the NIJ-funded work was heavily informed by the methods and models from the adjacent areas of inquiry, child maltreatment and intimate partner violence. Information was obtained through an extensive literature review of the criminal justice, psychology, sociology, gerontology, forensics, and public health literature as well as from interviews with experts from elder mistreatment, child maltreatment, and intimate partner violence.
  Main Term(s): Elder Abuse
  Index Term(s): Modeling techniques ; Crimes against the elderly ; Literature reviews ; Elderly victims ; Elderly victim services ; NIJ final report
  Sponsoring Agency: NLECTC Small, Rural, Tribal and Border Regional Ctr
United States of America
  Grant Number: 2005-IJ-CX-0048
  Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America
  Type: Research Paper
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
   
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