All Elder Abuse Perpetrators Are Not Alike

  title={All Elder Abuse Perpetrators Are Not Alike},
  author={Shelly L. Jackson},
  journal={International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology},
  pages={265 - 285}
  • S. Jackson
  • Published 1 February 2016
  • Education
  • International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology
The tendency to label all elder abuse perpetrators as the “bad guys” has diminished our ability to respond effectively. A review of the literature demonstrates that elder abuse perpetrators are in fact heterogeneous with important differences across types of abuse. A reformulation of perpetrator interventions away from a singular emphasis on prosecution to meaningful alternatives that utilize criminal justice and/or therapeutic approaches tailored to the needs of the case is needed. These… 

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