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Detection of elder abuse: exploring the potential use of the elder abuse suspicion index© by law enforcement in the field

Abstract:

There are no known instruments to aid law enforcement officers in the assessment of elder abuse (EA), despite officers’ contact with older adults. This study aimed to identify: 1) officers’ perceptions and knowledge of EA, 2) barriers in detecting EA in the field, 3) characteristics officers value in a detection tool, and to explore 4) the potential for officers to use the Elder Abuse Suspicion Index (EASI)©. Data was collected from 69 Connecticut officers who confirmed that barriers to effec...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1080/08946566.2017.1382413

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Kurkurina, E More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Oxford college:
Jesus College
Burk-Leaver, E More by this author
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Publisher:
Routledge Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect Journal website
Volume:
30
Issue:
2
Pages:
103-126
Publication date:
2017-11-22
Acceptance date:
2017-09-18
DOI:
EISSN:
1540-4129
ISSN:
0894-6566
Pubs id:
pubs:808836
URN:
uri:8c396593-e5fd-4d8e-a21b-3a39f6fd2091
UUID:
uuid:8c396593-e5fd-4d8e-a21b-3a39f6fd2091
Local pid:
pubs:808836

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