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Sexual abuse of elderly people: would we rather not know the details?

Sexual abuse of elderly people: would we rather not know the details? This article considers the wide‐ranging situations and circumstances in which sexual abuse of elderly people occurs and suggests that the complexities inherent in the issue mean that policy‐makers and practitioners face real challenges in minimising future instances of victimisation. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Journal of Adult Protection Emerald Publishing

Sexual abuse of elderly people: would we rather not know the details?

The Journal of Adult Protection , Volume 6 (2): 10 – Sep 1, 2004

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2004 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
1466-8203
DOI
10.1108/14668203200400011
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Abstract

This article considers the wide‐ranging situations and circumstances in which sexual abuse of elderly people occurs and suggests that the complexities inherent in the issue mean that policy‐makers and practitioners face real challenges in minimising future instances of victimisation.

Journal

The Journal of Adult ProtectionEmerald Publishing

Published: Sep 1, 2004

Keywords: Sexual abuse; Criminal justice; Domicillary care settings; Spectrum of victimisation; Professional dilemmas

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