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Elder Crimes, Elder Justice

Author(s): David R. Snyder
  • ISBN-13: 9780763728595
  • ISBN-10:0763728594
  • Paperback    258 pages      © 2014
Price: $91.95 US List
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The proportion of the aged in society today is greater than ever before and growing faster than any other segment of the population. Law enforcement officers are increasingly called upon to manage the needs of the older population they serve. Elder Crimes, Elder Justice addresses all of the special needs of older people and gives the law enforcement officer the confidence that is needed to understand the aging process, communicate effectively with older people, understand the fears of older people, develop effective crime prevention strategies, and respond effectively to the older perpetrator. This book offers insights into the special considerations of the growing elderly population and teaches how to handle day-to-day interactions astutely and empathetically, resulting in a positive outcome for the law enforcement official, for the older person, and for the community.

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Features & Benefits

  • Topics include crime and the older adult, the criminal victimization of older adults, communicating with and interviewing the elderly crime victim, crime-specific issues facing the older population, and the older adult as perpetrator.
  • Each chapter contains multiple case studies that prompt readers to think about what they might do if they encounter a similar situation in the field.
  • Communication Tips throughout the text remind the reader of communication issues one might encounter with older people and address how to communicate properly.
  • Attitude Tips throughout the text offer advice on how to handle tough situations and display more compassion toward older adults.
Chapter  1  Social Gerontology for Law Enforcement
Chapter  2  Physical Changes With Age
Chapter  3  Psychosocial Issues of Aging
Chapter  4  Communicating With Older People
Chapter  5  The Victimization of Older Adults
Chapter  6  Elder Abuse
Chapter  7  The Elder as Perpetrator
Appendix  A  Aging Resources
Appendix  B  State Agencies on Aging
Appendix  C  Death Investigation and Older People

David R. Snyder

Mr. Snyder has been involved in emergency medical services for thirty years, and currently holds the rank of EMS Lieutenant with the Baltimore County Fire Department. He has a master’s degree in gerontology from Towson University and is co-editor of Geriatric Emergency Medical Services (Jones and Bartlett Publishers, 2003).

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