Elder Abuse Victimization: What We Know from Research- and Practice-Based Evidence
Center for Victim Research (CVR)
The Center for Victim Research is assessing the state of the field in victim response specific crime types. This synthesis compiles research and practice evidence about elder abuse victimization. The report defines elder abuse and the scope of the synthesis (which does not include research on elder self-neglect or frauds/scams targeting older adults, as another CVR synthesis covers identity theft and fraud). The researchers discuss elder abuse prevalence and indicators, risk and protective factors, consequences, and the current state of prevention, intervention, and services. Elder abuse in historically marginalized communities and key legislation are also discussed. Finally, the authors provide implications for research, policy, and practice. See also the bibliography for sources/citations, the research brief, and webinar presentation slides for Elder Abuse Victimization: What We Know from Research- and Practice-Based Evidence. (CVRL Abstract)
Synthesis, Elder Abuse, Elder Mistreatment, Abuse in Later Life, Older Adults, Older Persons, Seniors, Aging, Prevalence, Risk Factors, Protective Factors, Harms, Consequences, Victim Services, Adult Protective Services, Mandatory Reporting, Prevention, Social Services, Guardianships, Civil Justice, Criminal Justice System, Ombudsmen, Historically Marginalized, Underserved Populations, Barriers to Reporting, Structural Inequities, Racism, Multidisciplinary Teams, Discrimination, Race, Ethnicity, LGBTQ, Native American, Indigenous Populations, Latinx, Asian, Pacific Islander, Black, African American
Ervin, Storm; Henderson, Erica. (2020). Elder Abuse Victimization: What We Know from Research- and Practice-Based Evidence. Research Syntheses, Center for Victim Research, 51 pgs.