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ISBN-10 1284023281ISBN-13 9781284023282
ISBN-10 0763728594ISBN-13 9780763728595
Author(s): David R. Snyder
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Copyright year: © 2014 Pages: 258

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. Key Features: -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. These case studies prompt the reader to think about what they might do if they encounter a similar situation in the field. -Includes Communication Tips throughout to remind the reader of communication issues and how to communicate properly with older adults. -Includes Attitude Tips throughout that demonstrate to the reader how to appropriately handle issues involving older adults