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Violence and abuse of older people : a review of current proposals for criminalisation.

Bows, Hannah (2020) 'Violence and abuse of older people : a review of current proposals for criminalisation.', Criminal law review., 10 . pp. 877-894.

Abstract

An increase in research addressing violence and abuse of older people has been met with calls to formally recognise and respond to “elder abuse”, either through the introduction of specific criminal offences or by widening the hate crime framework to include older age. This article offers a critical review of these proposals and argues that, ultimately, neither will achieve the primary objectives of reducing violence and abuse of older people and improving prosecution and conviction rates.

Item Type:Article
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Status:Peer-reviewed
Publisher Web site:https://www.sweetandmaxwell.co.uk/Catalogue/ProductDetails.aspx?productid=30791441&recordid=478
Publisher statement:This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced version of an article accepted for publication in Criminal law review following peer review. The definitive published version Bows, Hannah (2020). Violence and Abuse of Older People - A review of current proposals for criminalisation. Criminal Law Review 10: 877-894 is available online on Westlaw UK or from Thomson Reuters DocDel service.
Date accepted:02 June 2020
Date deposited:04 June 2020
Date of first online publication:07 September 2020
Date first made open access:07 September 2021

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