The problem of Elder Abuse: review of foreign investigations 1391
Post graduate student, Moscow State University of Psychology and education, the faculty of forensic psychology, the chair of criminal psychology, Moscow, Russia
The article analyzes the empirical findings obtained by foreign scholars and centered on the problem of Elder Abuse. It also contains the description of some elaborated strategies to resist the criminal victimization of the elderly. The article cites data about the crimes against the elderly persons in different countries. It also describes theoretical approaches to understanding the reasons for Elder Abuse. It then compares and analyzes the risk factors for some crimes committed against the elders which are disclosed by foreign scholars. With reference to conclusions drawn by the foreign investigators the author of the article indicates the possible ways of victimological prophylaxes of crimes against elders.
Keywords: criminal victimization of elders; risk factors; abuse, neglect; perspectives of prophylaxes
Column: Developmental psychology
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