Comparing routes of reporting in elder sexual abuse cases.

  title={Comparing routes of reporting in elder sexual abuse cases.},
  author={Ann W. Burgess and Holly Ramsey-Klawsnik and Sarah B Gregorian},
  journal={Journal of elder abuse & neglect},
  volume={20 4},
An exploratory study of 284 cases of alleged elder sexual abuse revealed fairly equal numbers of reports to the criminal justice system (CJS) and to Adult Protective Services (APS). Comparison of these two routes of reporting indicated the following: Suspected victims reported to APS were more likely to reside in their own homes, not receive rape exams, and have cognitive disabilities. Their alleged offenders were typically spouse/partners or family members age 40 or older. Victims reported to… CONTINUE READING