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Family Crimes Against the Elderly: Elderly Abuse and the Criminal Justice System
     

Family Crimes Against the Elderly: Elderly Abuse and the Criminal Justice System

by Patricia J. Brownell
 

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ISBN-10: 0815332092

ISBN-13: 9780815332091

Pub. Date: 11/28/1998

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780815332091
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/28/1998
Series:
Garland Studies on the Elderly in America Series
Pages:
178
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
List of Tables
Foreward
Acknowledgementsxvii
I.Problem Statement3
Introduction3
Elder Abuse and the Criminal Justice System4
Police Complaint Reports as Source of Information and Case Finding6
Domestic Violence Victims and Willingness to Prosecute7
Purpose of Study8
II.Literature Review11
Domestic Violence11
Definition of Elder Abuse14
Classification Schema for Types of Abuse14
Case Finding15
Profiles of Elder Abuse17
Domestic Violence and the Criminal Justice System20
Interdisciplinary Nature of Inquiry into Elder Abuse as a Criminal Justice Issue21
Elder Abuse Detection and the New York City Criminal Justice System24
Significant Variables in Elder Abuse As Identified in the Literature25
Ethnic Differences28
Significance of Examining Stated Willingness to Prosecute by Elder Abuse Victims28
III.Research Methodology33
Reliability and Validity of Data Collection34
Data Collection38
Coding of Data39
Types of Offenses42
Study Sample44
Reliability/Validity45
Plan of Analysis45
Descriptive Statistics46
Bivariate Analysis: Chi Square (for Independence/Association)46
Multivariate Analysis: Logistic Regression47
Multivariate Analysis: Classification and Regression Trees (CART)47
IV.Description Of The Sample49
Description of Complaint Reports Reflecting Elder Abuse50
Description of Elder Abuse Victims50
Description of Abusers51
Living Arrangements Between Victims and Abusers52
Who Reported Crime to Police53
Willingness to Prosecute53
Type of Abuse54
Intensity of Abuse55
Precincts Reporting56
Sample Population of Elderly Victims as Compared with
Boroughwide and Citywide Populations over 60 Years of Age on Selected Variables Discussed Above58
Narrative Descriptions of Abuse as Reflected in Complaint Reports60
Physical Abuse (High Intensity)60
Physical Abuse (Low Intensity)62
Financial Abuse (High Intensity)63
Financial Abuse (Low Intensity)64
Psychological Abuse (High Intensity)65
Psychological Abuse (Low Intensity)65
Family Dispute Case Description (Example)66
V.Description of Findings69
Hypotheses/Research Questions70
Description of Study Population73
Data Analysis73
Victims' Characteristics Associated with Stated Willingness/Unwillingness to Prosecute Their Abusers73
Abuser Characteristics Associated with Victims' Stated Willingness to Prosecute75
Structural and Other Characteristics of Sample76
Other Findings of Interest79
Gender-Related Findings79
Findings Related to Race/Ethnicity80
Multivariate Analysis (Logistic Regression)83
Classification and Regression Trees (CART)86
Second Logistic Regression88
Discussion90
Two-Way Analysis of Variance (ANOVA)92
VI.Conclusion95
Description of Elder Abuse as Reported to the NYPD in Manhattan in 199295
Criminal Offenses Reported to NYPD Reflective of Elder Abuse98
Feasibility of Developing Predictor Profiles of Elder Abuse Victims' Willingness/Unwillingness to Prosecute Their Abusers100
Implications of Developing Predictor Profiles of Elder Abuse Victims' Willingness/Unwillingness to Prosecute Their Abusers101
Policy Implications102
Implications for the NYPD102
Implications for Social Work Practice106
Limitations of Study and Suggestions for Additional Research and Other Follow-up111
Appendix
A.NYPD Listing of Domestic Violence-Related Offenses113
B.Additional Listing of Domestic Violence Offenses (New York State Penal Code)115
C.Sample NYPD Complaint Report119
D.Letter from Human Resource Administration Commissioner Barbara J. Sabol to New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly Requesting Access to Complaint Reports121
E.Letter from New York City Police Department Liaison Sergeant Daniel Parente Accompanying Requested Complaint Reports for Research Study125
F.Sample Data Entry Form with Coding Criteria127
G.Addenda on Precinct/Community Board Data129
H.Description of Sample of 295 Abuse Reports and Categories of Abuse by Offenses137
I.NYPD Patrol Guide: Family Offenses/Domestic Violence Procedure No. 110-38; Revision No. 89-8141
Bibliography149

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