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Vision 21: Transforming Victim Services Final Report (May 2013)
OVC, Report, 63 pages, NCJ 239957.
The Vision 21: Transforming Victim Services initiative was launched by OVC in fall 2010 to expand the vision and impact of the crime victim assistance field. This Final Report provides a set of findings and broad recommendations, informed by stakeholder forums and literature reviews, that form a framework for strategic, transformative change. The Final Report outlines ways the field can overcome the obstacles it faces and change how it meets victims' needs and addresses those who perpetrate crime.
Abstract | PDF (Full Report) | PDF (Summary & Recommendations) | PDF (At a Glance Fact Sheet)
National Victim Assistance Academy Resource Paper: Elder Abuse (September 2012)
OVC, OVC Training, 27 pages, NCJ 240568.
This Resource Paper is part of a series of National Victim Assistance Academy (NVAA) Track 1: Foundation-Level Training documents covering eight topics. This paper includes statistics, definitions, impact/effects on victims, effective responses, and additional information designed to educate entry-level professionals and volunteers. Visit www.ovcttac.gov for additional NVAA training materials.
Abstract | PDF
Part Of the OVC Training Series
In Their Own Words: Domestic Abuse in Later Life (August 2010)
OVC, OVC Videos, 137 pages, NCJ 227928.
This two-DVD package and training guide (NCJ 227928) uses the voices of older victims to facilitate a dialog among a range of professionals about the dynamics of abuse, the barriers these victims have to overcome to live free from abuse, and interventions and potential collaborations that may be effective in such cases. In addition to individual segments with victims, family members, victim service providers, and allied professionals, the DVDs include several topical segments and a montage of victim and advocate voices designed for use by policymakers. It also includes an interactive role play between a parish nurse and an adult daughter caring for her father intended to help professionals recognize justifications for elder mistreatment. A trainer's guide, which accompanies these DVDs, provides background on the victims and discussion questions targeted at a variety of professional audiences.
Abstract | PDF (Trainer's Guide) | HTML (Transcript - Disc 1) | HTML (Transcript - Disc 2) | Video (Disc 1 .wmv Video Clip) | Video (Disc 1 .mov Video Clip) | Video (Disc 2 .wmv Video Clip) | Video (Disc 2 .mov Video Clip)
Part Of the OVC Videos Series
Responding to Elder Abuse: What Law Enforcement Should Know (DVD) (August 2010)
OVC, OVC Videos, 0 pages, NCJ 223413.
This 15-minute video (NCJ 223413) is one of a series of three DVDs on elder abuse created for specific audiences. The video describes what law enforcement officers can do when they encounter elder abuse, neglect, or exploitation in residences, nursing homes, or other long-term care facilities. It includes basic information about locating appropriate referral resources for intervention and support for the older abuse victim, following mandatory reporting laws, and working collaboratively with other organizations.
Abstract | HTML (Transcript) | Video (.wmv Video Clip) | Video (.mov Video Clip)
Part Of the OVC Videos Series
Responding to Elder Abuse: What Community Corrections Should Know DVD (August 2010)
OVC, OVC Videos, 0 pages, NCJ 223414.
This 17-minute video (NCJ 223414) is one of a series of three DVDs on elder abuse created for specific audiences. The video provides community corrections professionals with the information they need to help identify and respond to elder abuse, neglect, or exploitation they may encounter in their work with offenders. It includes basic information about what to consider when placing offenders in residential situations, communicating effectively with older victims, following mandatory reporting laws, and working collaboratively with other organizations.
Abstract | HTML (Transcript) | Video (.wmv Video Clip) | Video (.mov Video Clip)
Part Of the OVC Videos Series
Responding to Elder Abuse: What Judges and Court Personnel Should Know (DVD) (August 2010)
OVC, OVC Videos, 0 pages, NCJ 223415.
This 14-minute video (NCJ 223415) is one of a series of three DVDs on elder abuse created for specific audiences. The video highlights critical issues for judges and court personnel to consider when they encounter abused, neglected, and exploited older persons participating in the judicial system. The video illustrates what judges may face in these situations, offers recommendations focused on the special needs of older abuse victims, and highlights examples of successful court-based elder abuse initiatives.
Abstract | HTML (Transcript) | Video (.mov Video Clip) | Video (.wmv Video Clip)
Part Of the OVC Videos Series
First Response to Victims of Crime: A Guidebook for Law Enforcement Officers (July 2010)
OVC, OVC Training Guidebooks, 98 pages, NCJ 231171.
This educational multimedia package, produced by the National Sheriffs' Association, looks at the impact of crime on victims and describes steps that law enforcement can take, as first responders, to meet victims' needs. Among the types of victimizations covered are sexual assault, drunk driving, homicide, human trafficking, and mass casualties. The special needs of older victims, child victims, immigrants, and victims with disabilities are addressed as well.
Abstract | PDF
Part Of the OVC Training Guidebooks Series
Nursing Response to Elder Mistreatment Curriculum (2010)
OVC-Sponsored, 12 pages, NCJ 234185.
Developed by the International Association of Forensic Nurses and funded by OVC, the goal of this course is to help nurses acquire essential knowledge and skills to appropriately respond to elder mistreatment.
Abstract | HTML
What You Can Do If You Are A Victim of Crime (2010)
OVC, BC 000767.
This OVC brochure explains the rights of victims of crime and the compensation and assistance resources available to them. It also lists national organizations that help victims find information or obtain referrals.
PDF | HTML
Victim Impact: Listen and Learn (September 2008)
OVC, OVC Videos, 0 pages, NCJ 223072.
This 57-minute DVD features the first-person accounts of 14 men and women who share their experiences as crime victims and the ripple effect that victimization can have on family members and the community at large. It is an effective training resource for victim service providers seeking to improve their understanding of the physical, emotional, financial, and psychological effects of crime.
Abstract | HTML (Clip Transcript) | HTML (Electronic Only Curriculum) | Video (WMV Video Clip)
Part Of the OVC Videos Series
First Response to Victims of Crime (DVD) (April 2008)
OVC, OVC Videos, 0 pages, NCJ 211619.
This educational multimedia package, produced by the National Sheriffs' Association, looks at the impact of crime on victims and describes steps that law enforcement can take, as first responders, to meet victims' needs. Among the types of victimizations covered are sexual assault, drunk driving, homicide, human trafficking, and mass casualties. The special needs of older victims, child victims, immigrants, and victims with disabilities are addressed as well. This 30-minute video is available in VHS (NCJ 211618). A companion guidebook (NCJ 217272) is also available.
Abstract | Video (WMV Video Clip) | Video (QuickTime Video Clip)
Part Of the OVC Videos Series
Partnering with Faith Communities to Provide Elder Fraud Prevention, Intervention, and Victim Services (April 2006)
OVC, OVC Others, 8 pages, NCJ 213340.
This is an online bulletin that showcases the Communities Against Senior Exploitation (CASE) program of Denver, Colorado, and offers insight into how law enforcement and the community can work together to address the problem of elder fraud.
Abstract | HTML
Part Of the OVC Others Series
Elder Abuse Fatality Review Teams: A Replication Manual (June 2005)
OVC-Sponsored, 201 pages, NCJ 210901.
Developed by the American Bar Association and funded by OVC, this publication provides guidance to communities interested in establishing similar teams. Elder abuse fatality review teams review deaths caused by or related to elder abuse and can improve the response of community agencies to elder abuse victims. This document is available electronically from ABA's Commission on Law and Aging (http://www.americanbar.org/groups/law_aging.html).
Abstract | PDF
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Understanding Elder Abuse: New Directions for Developing Theories of Elder Abuse Occurring in Domestic Settings (June 2013)
NIJ, Report, NIJ Research in Brief, 40 pages, NCJ 241731.
This report discusses findings from two NIJ studies of elder abuse in domestic settings. Compared to other areas of family violence, elder abuse has lagged in theory development and relied more on adapting existing theories from other fields. The authors describe the findings from the two studies in this context, emphasizing the importance of developing new theories of elder abuse and of looking critically at current theories to increase our understanding and guide future research.
Abstract | PDF
Part Of the NIJ Research in Brief Series
Violent Crime Against the Elderly Reported by Law Enforcement in Michigan, 2005-2009 (June 2012)
BJS, Report, BJS Special Reports, 16 pages, NCJ 238546.
Presents statistics about violent victimization of persons age 65 or older reported by law enforcement agencies into the FBI's National Incident Based Reporting System from 2005 to 2009. The report describes characteristics of known violent victimizations perpetrated against the elderly in Michigan over the 5-year period, including location and time of day the violence occurred, involvement of weapons, victim-offender relationships, and the percentage of reported violent victimizations of the elderly that resulted in an arrest. It also compares patterns of elder victimization with patterns of victimization of younger persons. Population-based rates of violent victimization are also presented.
Abstract | PDF | TEXT
Part Of the BJS Special Reports Series
People with Dementia as Witnesses to Emotional Events (April 2011)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 30 pages, NCJ 234132.
Elderly person with dementia are often the only witnesses to crimes against them, such as physical or financial elder abuse, yet they are disparaged and discounted as unreliable. Clinical experience with this population indicates that significant emotional experiences may be salient to people with dementia, and that certain behaviors and characteristics enhance their credibility as historians. This is the first systematic research to identify people with dementia with reliable emotional memory and their characteristics.
Abstract | PDF
Course of Domestic Abuse among Chicago's Elderly: Risk Factors, Protective Behaviors, and Police Intervention (December 2010)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 132 pages, NCJ 232623.
This study examines if and how risk factors and protective behaviors affect the course of abuse over time, and the role of the police in intervening with elderly victims of domestic abuse and/or neglect.
Abstract | PDF
Elder Abuse Emerges From the Shadows of Public Consciousness (April 2010)
NIJ, Article, NIJ Journal, 4 pages, NCJ 229883.
This article reports on two studies sponsored by the National Institute of Justice that examined the prevalence of elder abuse and its detection through the forensic examination of the difference between accidental and inflicted bruising. The article concludes with descriptions of elder abuse cases in which prosecutors and victim-witness advocates have cooperated in gaining convictions of perpetrators of elder abuse.
Abstract | PDF | HTML
Part Of the NIJ Journal Series
Prosecuting Elder Abuse Cases (April 2010)
NIJ, NIJ Journal, 2 pages, NCJ 229884.
This article provides an overview of State laws that pertain to elder abuse and identifies the factors that improve or impede the successful prosecution of such cases.
Abstract | PDF
Part Of the NIJ Journal Series
The Nexus Between Economics and Family Violence: The Expected Impact of Recent Economic Declines on the Rates and Patterns of Intimate, Child and Elder Abuse (March 2010)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 45 pages, NCJ 229913.
This study reviews the research on the extent to which one or more economic dimensions (income, employment status, or status incompatibility) are at least minimally correlated with one or more variations of family violence (intimate partner abuse, child abuse, or elder abuse).
Abstract | PDF
Detecting, Addressing and Preventing Elder Abuse In Residential Care Facilities (November 2009)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 149 pages, NCJ 229299.
This study examined State procedures for detecting, investigating, resolving, and preventing elder abuse in residential care facilities, which include assisted living facilities, personal care homes, domiciliary care homes, adult congregate living facilities, adult care homes, and shelter care homes
Abstract | PDF
Bruising as a Forensic Marker of Physical Elder Abuse (February 2009)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 27 pages, NCJ 226457.
Sixty-seven adults ages 65 and older reported to adult protective services for suspected physical elder abuse were examined to document the location and size of bruises and assess whether they were inflicted during physical abuse.
Abstract | PDF
Factors That Impact the Determination by Medical Examiners of Elder Mistreatment as a Cause of Death in Older People (Final Report) (July 2008)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 73 pages, NCJ 223288.
With medical examiners rarely considering elder mistreatment (EM) as a cause of death due to the possible lack of research and evidence to support this determination, this study was undertaken to begin to develop primary data and a literature base on the forensics of elder mistreatment.
Abstract | PDF
National Elder Mistreatment Study (March 2008)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 182 pages, NCJ 226456.
This report presents the methodology and results of a national epidemiological study designed to determine the prevalence and risk factors for the mistreatment of older adults residing in community housing.
Abstract | PDF
Mandatory Reporting of Nursing Home Deaths: Markers for Mistreatment, Effect on Care Quality, and Generalizability Final Report (2008)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 97 pages, NCJ 221893.
This study collected follow-up data for a previous study in exploring the potential impact of a 1999 Arkansas law that mandates the reporting of all nursing home deaths to the local coroner.
Abstract | PDF
Statewide Profile of Abuse of Older Women and the Criminal Justice Response: Final Report (2008)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 93 pages, NCJ 222459.
This federally funded research project examines Rhode Island’s population of all women 50 and over who were victims of domestic violence reported to law enforcement over an entire year, offering a more complete profile of older women abuse, their abusers, the abuse, and the response of State authorities to their reported abuse.
Abstract | PDF
Bruising in the Geriatric Population (June 2006)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 22 pages, NCJ 214649.
This study examined the occurrence, progression, and resolution of accidental bruising in a sample of adults ages 65 and older, in order to provide a knowledge base for the comparative identification of abusive bruising of elderly individuals.
Abstract | PDF
Elderly Victims of Sexual Abuse and Their Offenders (June 2006)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 156 pages, NCJ 216550.
This exploratory study provided evidence that adults ages 60 and older have been victims of sexual abuse in their homes, in nursing homes, and in the community.
Abstract | PDF
Crimes Against Persons Age 65 or Older, 1993-2002 (January 2005)
BJS, Report, BJS Special Reports, 4 pages, NCJ 206154.
This report provides data from the National Crime Victimization Survey and the Uniform Crime Reports to summarize levels and rates of violent and property crimes against persons age 65 or older.
Abstract | PDF | TEXT
Part Of the BJS Special Reports Series
Our Aging Population: Promoting Empowerment, Preventing Victimization, and Implementing Coordinated Interventions: A Report of Proceedings (2000)
OJP, 313 pages, NCJ 186256.
Reports on a national symposium on elder victimization, which featured approaches to bringing together professionals from the public safety, social service, and health care fields. This OJP report provides a detailed summary of all the sessions and includes short descriptions of the featured programs.
Abstract | PDF
 Sort By Title   Date
 
Understanding Elder Abuse: New Directions for Developing Theories of Elder Abuse Occurring in Domestic Settings (June 2013)
NIJ, Report, NIJ Research in Brief, 40 pages, NCJ 241731.
This report discusses findings from two NIJ studies of elder abuse in domestic settings. Compared to other areas of family violence, elder abuse has lagged in theory development and relied more on adapting existing theories from other fields. The authors describe the findings from the two studies in this context, emphasizing the importance of developing new theories of elder abuse and of looking critically at current theories to increase our understanding and guide future research.
Abstract | PDF
Part Of the NIJ Research in Brief Series
Vision 21: Transforming Victim Services Final Report (May 2013)
OVC, Report, 63 pages, NCJ 239957.
The Vision 21: Transforming Victim Services initiative was launched by OVC in fall 2010 to expand the vision and impact of the crime victim assistance field. This Final Report provides a set of findings and broad recommendations, informed by stakeholder forums and literature reviews, that form a framework for strategic, transformative change. The Final Report outlines ways the field can overcome the obstacles it faces and change how it meets victims' needs and addresses those who perpetrate crime.
Abstract | PDF (Full Report) | PDF (Summary & Recommendations) | PDF (At a Glance Fact Sheet)
National Victim Assistance Academy Resource Paper: Elder Abuse (September 2012)
OVC, OVC Training, 27 pages, NCJ 240568.
This Resource Paper is part of a series of National Victim Assistance Academy (NVAA) Track 1: Foundation-Level Training documents covering eight topics. This paper includes statistics, definitions, impact/effects on victims, effective responses, and additional information designed to educate entry-level professionals and volunteers. Visit www.ovcttac.gov for additional NVAA training materials.
Abstract | PDF
Part Of the OVC Training Series
Violent Crime Against the Elderly Reported by Law Enforcement in Michigan, 2005-2009 (June 2012)
BJS, Report, BJS Special Reports, 16 pages, NCJ 238546.
Presents statistics about violent victimization of persons age 65 or older reported by law enforcement agencies into the FBI's National Incident Based Reporting System from 2005 to 2009. The report describes characteristics of known violent victimizations perpetrated against the elderly in Michigan over the 5-year period, including location and time of day the violence occurred, involvement of weapons, victim-offender relationships, and the percentage of reported violent victimizations of the elderly that resulted in an arrest. It also compares patterns of elder victimization with patterns of victimization of younger persons. Population-based rates of violent victimization are also presented.
Abstract | PDF | TEXT
Part Of the BJS Special Reports Series
People with Dementia as Witnesses to Emotional Events (April 2011)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 30 pages, NCJ 234132.
Elderly person with dementia are often the only witnesses to crimes against them, such as physical or financial elder abuse, yet they are disparaged and discounted as unreliable. Clinical experience with this population indicates that significant emotional experiences may be salient to people with dementia, and that certain behaviors and characteristics enhance their credibility as historians. This is the first systematic research to identify people with dementia with reliable emotional memory and their characteristics.
Abstract | PDF
Course of Domestic Abuse among Chicago's Elderly: Risk Factors, Protective Behaviors, and Police Intervention (December 2010)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 132 pages, NCJ 232623.
This study examines if and how risk factors and protective behaviors affect the course of abuse over time, and the role of the police in intervening with elderly victims of domestic abuse and/or neglect.
Abstract | PDF
In Their Own Words: Domestic Abuse in Later Life (August 2010)
OVC, OVC Videos, 137 pages, NCJ 227928.
This two-DVD package and training guide (NCJ 227928) uses the voices of older victims to facilitate a dialog among a range of professionals about the dynamics of abuse, the barriers these victims have to overcome to live free from abuse, and interventions and potential collaborations that may be effective in such cases. In addition to individual segments with victims, family members, victim service providers, and allied professionals, the DVDs include several topical segments and a montage of victim and advocate voices designed for use by policymakers. It also includes an interactive role play between a parish nurse and an adult daughter caring for her father intended to help professionals recognize justifications for elder mistreatment. A trainer's guide, which accompanies these DVDs, provides background on the victims and discussion questions targeted at a variety of professional audiences.
Abstract | PDF (Trainer's Guide) | HTML (Transcript - Disc 1) | HTML (Transcript - Disc 2) | Video (Disc 1 .wmv Video Clip) | Video (Disc 1 .mov Video Clip) | Video (Disc 2 .wmv Video Clip) | Video (Disc 2 .mov Video Clip)
Part Of the OVC Videos Series
Responding to Elder Abuse: What Law Enforcement Should Know (DVD) (August 2010)
OVC, OVC Videos, 0 pages, NCJ 223413.
This 15-minute video (NCJ 223413) is one of a series of three DVDs on elder abuse created for specific audiences. The video describes what law enforcement officers can do when they encounter elder abuse, neglect, or exploitation in residences, nursing homes, or other long-term care facilities. It includes basic information about locating appropriate referral resources for intervention and support for the older abuse victim, following mandatory reporting laws, and working collaboratively with other organizations.
Abstract | HTML (Transcript) | Video (.wmv Video Clip) | Video (.mov Video Clip)
Part Of the OVC Videos Series
Responding to Elder Abuse: What Community Corrections Should Know DVD (August 2010)
OVC, OVC Videos, 0 pages, NCJ 223414.
This 17-minute video (NCJ 223414) is one of a series of three DVDs on elder abuse created for specific audiences. The video provides community corrections professionals with the information they need to help identify and respond to elder abuse, neglect, or exploitation they may encounter in their work with offenders. It includes basic information about what to consider when placing offenders in residential situations, communicating effectively with older victims, following mandatory reporting laws, and working collaboratively with other organizations.
Abstract | HTML (Transcript) | Video (.wmv Video Clip) | Video (.mov Video Clip)
Part Of the OVC Videos Series
Responding to Elder Abuse: What Judges and Court Personnel Should Know (DVD) (August 2010)
OVC, OVC Videos, 0 pages, NCJ 223415.
This 14-minute video (NCJ 223415) is one of a series of three DVDs on elder abuse created for specific audiences. The video highlights critical issues for judges and court personnel to consider when they encounter abused, neglected, and exploited older persons participating in the judicial system. The video illustrates what judges may face in these situations, offers recommendations focused on the special needs of older abuse victims, and highlights examples of successful court-based elder abuse initiatives.
Abstract | HTML (Transcript) | Video (.mov Video Clip) | Video (.wmv Video Clip)
Part Of the OVC Videos Series
First Response to Victims of Crime: A Guidebook for Law Enforcement Officers (July 2010)
OVC, OVC Training Guidebooks, 98 pages, NCJ 231171.
This educational multimedia package, produced by the National Sheriffs' Association, looks at the impact of crime on victims and describes steps that law enforcement can take, as first responders, to meet victims' needs. Among the types of victimizations covered are sexual assault, drunk driving, homicide, human trafficking, and mass casualties. The special needs of older victims, child victims, immigrants, and victims with disabilities are addressed as well.
Abstract | PDF
Part Of the OVC Training Guidebooks Series
Elder Abuse Emerges From the Shadows of Public Consciousness (April 2010)
NIJ, Article, NIJ Journal, 4 pages, NCJ 229883.
This article reports on two studies sponsored by the National Institute of Justice that examined the prevalence of elder abuse and its detection through the forensic examination of the difference between accidental and inflicted bruising. The article concludes with descriptions of elder abuse cases in which prosecutors and victim-witness advocates have cooperated in gaining convictions of perpetrators of elder abuse.
Abstract | PDF | HTML
Part Of the NIJ Journal Series
Prosecuting Elder Abuse Cases (April 2010)
NIJ, NIJ Journal, 2 pages, NCJ 229884.
This article provides an overview of State laws that pertain to elder abuse and identifies the factors that improve or impede the successful prosecution of such cases.
Abstract | PDF
Part Of the NIJ Journal Series
The Nexus Between Economics and Family Violence: The Expected Impact of Recent Economic Declines on the Rates and Patterns of Intimate, Child and Elder Abuse (March 2010)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 45 pages, NCJ 229913.
This study reviews the research on the extent to which one or more economic dimensions (income, employment status, or status incompatibility) are at least minimally correlated with one or more variations of family violence (intimate partner abuse, child abuse, or elder abuse).
Abstract | PDF
What You Can Do If You Are A Victim of Crime (2010)
OVC, BC 000767.
This OVC brochure explains the rights of victims of crime and the compensation and assistance resources available to them. It also lists national organizations that help victims find information or obtain referrals.
PDF | HTML
Nursing Response to Elder Mistreatment Curriculum (2010)
OVC-Sponsored, 12 pages, NCJ 234185.
Developed by the International Association of Forensic Nurses and funded by OVC, the goal of this course is to help nurses acquire essential knowledge and skills to appropriately respond to elder mistreatment.
Abstract | HTML
Detecting, Addressing and Preventing Elder Abuse In Residential Care Facilities (November 2009)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 149 pages, NCJ 229299.
This study examined State procedures for detecting, investigating, resolving, and preventing elder abuse in residential care facilities, which include assisted living facilities, personal care homes, domiciliary care homes, adult congregate living facilities, adult care homes, and shelter care homes
Abstract | PDF
Bruising as a Forensic Marker of Physical Elder Abuse (February 2009)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 27 pages, NCJ 226457.
Sixty-seven adults ages 65 and older reported to adult protective services for suspected physical elder abuse were examined to document the location and size of bruises and assess whether they were inflicted during physical abuse.
Abstract | PDF
Victim Impact: Listen and Learn (September 2008)
OVC, OVC Videos, 0 pages, NCJ 223072.
This 57-minute DVD features the first-person accounts of 14 men and women who share their experiences as crime victims and the ripple effect that victimization can have on family members and the community at large. It is an effective training resource for victim service providers seeking to improve their understanding of the physical, emotional, financial, and psychological effects of crime.
Abstract | HTML (Clip Transcript) | HTML (Electronic Only Curriculum) | Video (WMV Video Clip)
Part Of the OVC Videos Series
Factors That Impact the Determination by Medical Examiners of Elder Mistreatment as a Cause of Death in Older People (Final Report) (July 2008)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 73 pages, NCJ 223288.
With medical examiners rarely considering elder mistreatment (EM) as a cause of death due to the possible lack of research and evidence to support this determination, this study was undertaken to begin to develop primary data and a literature base on the forensics of elder mistreatment.
Abstract | PDF
First Response to Victims of Crime (DVD) (April 2008)
OVC, OVC Videos, 0 pages, NCJ 211619.
This educational multimedia package, produced by the National Sheriffs' Association, looks at the impact of crime on victims and describes steps that law enforcement can take, as first responders, to meet victims' needs. Among the types of victimizations covered are sexual assault, drunk driving, homicide, human trafficking, and mass casualties. The special needs of older victims, child victims, immigrants, and victims with disabilities are addressed as well. This 30-minute video is available in VHS (NCJ 211618). A companion guidebook (NCJ 217272) is also available.
Abstract | Video (WMV Video Clip) | Video (QuickTime Video Clip)
Part Of the OVC Videos Series
National Elder Mistreatment Study (March 2008)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 182 pages, NCJ 226456.
This report presents the methodology and results of a national epidemiological study designed to determine the prevalence and risk factors for the mistreatment of older adults residing in community housing.
Abstract | PDF
Mandatory Reporting of Nursing Home Deaths: Markers for Mistreatment, Effect on Care Quality, and Generalizability Final Report (2008)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 97 pages, NCJ 221893.
This study collected follow-up data for a previous study in exploring the potential impact of a 1999 Arkansas law that mandates the reporting of all nursing home deaths to the local coroner.
Abstract | PDF
Statewide Profile of Abuse of Older Women and the Criminal Justice Response: Final Report (2008)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 93 pages, NCJ 222459.
This federally funded research project examines Rhode Island’s population of all women 50 and over who were victims of domestic violence reported to law enforcement over an entire year, offering a more complete profile of older women abuse, their abusers, the abuse, and the response of State authorities to their reported abuse.
Abstract | PDF
Bruising in the Geriatric Population (June 2006)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 22 pages, NCJ 214649.
This study examined the occurrence, progression, and resolution of accidental bruising in a sample of adults ages 65 and older, in order to provide a knowledge base for the comparative identification of abusive bruising of elderly individuals.
Abstract | PDF
Elderly Victims of Sexual Abuse and Their Offenders (June 2006)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 156 pages, NCJ 216550.
This exploratory study provided evidence that adults ages 60 and older have been victims of sexual abuse in their homes, in nursing homes, and in the community.
Abstract | PDF
Partnering with Faith Communities to Provide Elder Fraud Prevention, Intervention, and Victim Services (April 2006)
OVC, OVC Others, 8 pages, NCJ 213340.
This is an online bulletin that showcases the Communities Against Senior Exploitation (CASE) program of Denver, Colorado, and offers insight into how law enforcement and the community can work together to address the problem of elder fraud.
Abstract | HTML
Part Of the OVC Others Series
Elder Abuse Fatality Review Teams: A Replication Manual (June 2005)
OVC-Sponsored, 201 pages, NCJ 210901.
Developed by the American Bar Association and funded by OVC, this publication provides guidance to communities interested in establishing similar teams. Elder abuse fatality review teams review deaths caused by or related to elder abuse and can improve the response of community agencies to elder abuse victims. This document is available electronically from ABA's Commission on Law and Aging (http://www.americanbar.org/groups/law_aging.html).
Abstract | PDF
Crimes Against Persons Age 65 or Older, 1993-2002 (January 2005)
BJS, Report, BJS Special Reports, 4 pages, NCJ 206154.
This report provides data from the National Crime Victimization Survey and the Uniform Crime Reports to summarize levels and rates of violent and property crimes against persons age 65 or older.
Abstract | PDF | TEXT
Part Of the BJS Special Reports Series
Our Aging Population: Promoting Empowerment, Preventing Victimization, and Implementing Coordinated Interventions: A Report of Proceedings (2000)
OJP, 313 pages, NCJ 186256.
Reports on a national symposium on elder victimization, which featured approaches to bringing together professionals from the public safety, social service, and health care fields. This OJP report provides a detailed summary of all the sessions and includes short descriptions of the featured programs.
Abstract | PDF
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