Older people as victims and perpetrators of crime

Di Lorito, Claudio and Völlm, Birgit (2018) Older people as victims and perpetrators of crime. In: Oxford textbook of old age psychiatry, 3rd edition. Oxford University Press. (In Press)

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Abstract

Older people are at a higher risk of becoming the victims of crime than of being the perpetrators of it, given the added vulnerability that comes with aging. This chapter examines crime in relation to old age. The first section presents data around older people as victims of crime, and further discusses different types of abuse against older people, which, in the presence of intensive care needs and carer burden, may be perpetrated within the family or in residential and institutional settings. The second section of the chapter examines older people as the perpetrators of crime. In particular, it describes how older offenders are dealt within the justice system, it presents data on the growing population of older offenders in prisons and in forensic psychiatric services and report on whether the unique needs of older offenders are being met in these settings.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: This is a draft of a chapter that has been accepted for publication by Oxford University Press in the forthcoming book Oxford textbook of old age psychiatry due for publication in 2018.
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Medicine > Division of Psychiatry and Applied Psychology
Depositing User: Di Lorito, Claudio
Date Deposited: 09 May 2018 08:47
Last Modified: 09 May 2018 13:58
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/51629

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