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Additional Resources - 30

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Additional Resources

 

Abuse in Later Life Wheel Abuse in Later Life Wheel

 

This 2011 chart created by the National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life (NCALL) provides a brief description of the areas of power and control that are attributed with violence against adults in later life.

 

 

American Indians and Crime:  A BJS Statistical Profile, 1992-2002 American Indians and Crime: A BJS Statistical Profile, 1992-2002

 

This report, written and distributed by the Bureau of Justice Statistics, summarizes data on American Indians and Alaskan Natives in the criminal justice system and reports the rates and characteristics of violent crimes experienced by American Indians and Alaskan Natives. This report updates a previous BJS report, American Indians and Crime, published in 1999. The findings include the involvement of alcohol, drugs, and weapons in violence against Indians. The report describes victim-offender relationships, the race of those involved in violence against Indians, and the rate of reporting to police by victims. It discusses the rates of arrest, suspect investigations and charges filed, and incarceration of Indians for violent crimes.

 

 

Bruising as a Forensic Marker of Physical Elder Abuse Bruising as a Forensic Marker of Physical Elder Abuse

 

This National Institute of Justice sponsored report discusses a study in which sixty-seven adults ages 65 and older reported to adult protective services for suspected physical elder abuse were examined to document the location and size of bruises and assess whether they were inflicted during physical abuse.

 

 

Bruising in the Geriatric Population Bruising in the Geriatric Population

 

This National Institute of Justice-sponsored study examined the occurrence, progression, and resolution of accidental bruising in a sample of adults ages 65 and older, in order to provide a knowledge base for the comparative identification of abusive bruising of elderly individuals.

 

 

Crimes Against Persons Age 65 or Older, 1993-2002 (January 2005) Crimes Against Persons Age 65 or Older, 1993-2002 (January 2005)

 

This report, from the Bureau of Justice Statistics, provides data from the National Crime Victimization Survey and the Uniform Crime Reports to summarize levels and rates of violent and property crimes against persons age 65 or older.

 

 

Detecting, Addressing and Preventing Elder Abuse in Residential Care Facilities Detecting, Addressing and Preventing Elder Abuse in Residential Care Facilities

 

This study, sponsored by the National Institute of Justice, examines State procedures for detecting, investigating, resolving, and preventing elder abuse in residential care facilities, which include assisted living facilities, personal care homes, domiciliary care homes, adult congregate living facilities, adult care homes, and shelter care homes.

 

 

Drug-facilitated, Incapacitated, and Forcible Rape: A National Study (2007) Drug-facilitated, Incapacitated, and Forcible Rape: A National Study (2007)

 

This report, which was funded and distributed by the National Institute of Justice, provides information addressing 4 key goals: 1) To identify how many women in the U.S. and in college settings have ever been raped or sexually assaulted during their lifetime and within the past year; 2) To identify key case characteristics of drug-facilitated and forcible rapes; 3) To examine factors that affect the willingness of women to report rape to law enforcement or seek help from their support network; and 4) To make comparisons between the different types of rape with regard to the numbers of women affected in the U.S. and college settings, risk factors, reporting to law enforcement, and mental health consequences.

 

 

Elder Abuse Emerges From the Shadows of Public Consciousness (April 2010) Elder Abuse Emerges From the Shadows of Public Consciousness (April 2010)

 

This article reports on two studies sponsored by the National Institute of Justice that examined the prevalence of elder abuse and its detection through the forensic examination of the difference between accidental and inflicted bruising. The article concludes with descriptions of elder abuse cases in which prosecutors and victim-witness advocates have cooperated in gaining convictions of perpetrators of elder abuse.

 

 

Elder Abuse in Tribal Communities Elder Abuse in Tribal Communities

 

This report, produced by the Southwest Center for Law and Policy, discusses the issue of elder abuse in tribal communities and looks at criminal and civil consequences for perpetrators of abuse against elders.

 

 

Elder Abuse Mandatory Reporting for Victim Service Providers (VSP) Elder Abuse Mandatory Reporting for Victim Service Providers (VSP)

 

This flow chart created by the Victim Rights Law Center and the National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life provides a description of the steps one must follow in order to properly carry out your duty as a mandatory reporter.

 

 

Elderly Victims of Sexual Abuse and Their Offenders Elderly Victims of Sexual Abuse and Their Offenders

 

This exploratory study, which was funded and distributed by the National Institute of Justice, provided evidence that adults ages 60 and older have been victims of sexual abuse in their homes, in nursing homes, and in the community.

 

 

First Response to Victims of Crime: A Guidebook for Law Enforcement Officers First Response to Victims of Crime: A Guidebook for Law Enforcement Officers

 

This Office for Victims of Crime Guidebook is an educational multimedia package, produced by the National Sheriffs' Association, which looks at the impact of crime on victims and describes steps that law enforcement can take, as first responders, to meet victims' needs. Among the types of victimizations covered are sexual assault, drunk driving, homicide, human trafficking, and mass casualties. The special needs of older victims, child victims, immigrants, and victims with disabilities are addressed as well.

 

 

Handbook on Justice for Victims Handbook on Justice for Victims

 

This handbook, developed by the United Nations Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, outlines the basic steps in developing comprehensive assistance services for victims of crime.

 

 

In Their Own Words:  Domestic Abuse Later in Life In Their Own Words: Domestic Abuse Later in Life

 

This training guide, developed as part of the Office of Victims of Crime Video Series, corresponds with a two-video series and uses the voices of older victims to facilitate a dialog among a range of professionals about the dynamics of abuse, the barriers these victims have to overcome to live free from abuse, and interventions and potential collaborations that may be effective in such cases.

 

 

Mandatory Reporting of Nursing Home Deaths Mandatory Reporting of Nursing Home Deaths

 

This four-page executive summary, produced by the Centers for Disease Control, summarizes the major conclusions of the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS).

 

 

Mandatory Reporting Requirements for Elder Abuse Mandatory Reporting Requirements for Elder Abuse

 

This table serves as a quick reference guide for the types of people who must report, their timing to report, as well as the punishment for failure to report.

 

 

National Intimate Partner and Sexual Victims Survey National Intimate Partner and Sexual Victims Survey

 

This two-page fact sheet, produced by the Centers for Disease Control, summarizes the major conclusions of the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS).

 

 

National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey Executive Summary National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey Executive Summary

 

This four-page executive summary, produced by the Centers for Disease Control, summarizes the major conclusions of the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS).

 

 

National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey Report National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey Report

 

The National Intimate Partner Sexual Violence Survey was conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. According to the report, on average, 24 people per minute are victims of rape, physical violence, talking, or violence by an intimate partner in the United States. Over the course of a year, that equals more than 12 million women. These findings emphasize that sexual violence, stalking, and intimate partner violence are important and widespread public health problems in the United States. This report not only focuses on raw data but also focuses on the long-term health implications of sexual violence.

 

 

Native American Adult Protective Services (2013) Native American Adult Protective Services (2013)

 

This 2013 Handbook was created by The Bureau of Indian Affairs, Office of Indian Services, Division of Human Services in collaboration with various agencies and organizations. This Handbook serves as a resource for reporting and referring to appropriate service providers on be half of vulnerable adults.

 

 

Our Aging Population: Promoting Empowerment, Preventing Victimization, and Implementing Coordinated Interventions: A Report of Proceedings Our Aging Population: Promoting Empowerment, Preventing Victimization, and Implementing Coordinated Interventions: A Report of Proceedings

 

Reports on a national symposium on elder victimization, which featured approaches to bringing together professionals from the public safety, social service, and health care fields. This Office of Justice Programs report provides a detailed summary of all the sessions and includes short descriptions of the featured programs.

 

 

People with Dementia as Witnesses to Emotional Events People with Dementia as Witnesses to Emotional Events

 

 

 

Reclaiming What is Sacred: Addressing Harm to Indigenous Elders and Developing a Tribal Response to Abuse in Later Life Reclaiming What is Sacred: Addressing Harm to Indigenous Elders and Developing a Tribal Response to Abuse in Later Life

 

This 2015 article provided by the National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life (NCALL) serves as a resource for tribes and villages on how to create meaningful responses to abuse in later life, identifies specific guiding philosophies, cultural considerations, and potential action steps tribes and villages might wish to do when addressing abuse in later life in their communities. The back of the paper also includes a number of tools to enhance conversation and planning such as: sample stories; tips for holding a listening session; scenarios for community and system consideration; scenarios for thinking about elder abuse and elder protection; areas of inquiry; a questionnaire for collecting input; and the Abuse in Later Life Power and Control Wheel.

 

 

Sex Offenses and Offenders: Analysis of Data on Rape and Sexual Assault (February 1997) Sex Offenses and Offenders: Analysis of Data on Rape and Sexual Assault (February 1997)

 

This report, compiled by the Bureau of Justice Statistics, draws on more than 24 statistical datasets to provide an overview of violent victimization by sexual assault and the characteristics of the offenders who commit these crimes. Among the findings in this, a high percentage of the rape and sexual assault victims are children, and in 90 percent of the cases, the victim knew the offender.

 

 

Sexual Abuse in Later Life Sexual Abuse in Later Life

 

This 2009 article written by Holly Ramsey-Klawsnik, Ph.D. and Bonnie Brandie, MSW and circulated by the Civic Research Institute provides a brief analysis of sexual abuse in later life, including prevalence, incidence, dynamics, abuse by intimate partners, incestuous abuse, abuse in care facilities, challenges for facility management and staff, challenges faced by investigators, tips for practitioners, and how to report elder abuse to the proper authorities.

 

 

Sexual Assault - Indian Health Manual Sexual Assault - Indian Health Manual

 

This document, authored by the Indian Health Service (IHS), discusses IHS's comprehensive policy on sexual assault. Some of the notable topics that IHS's policy tackles are: confidentiality, GLBTQI survivors, elderly survivors, chain of custody issues, evidentiary issues, SART training, and proper sexual assault examinations.

 

 

Sexual Violence in Later Life: A Technical Assistance Guide for Advocates Sexual Violence in Later Life: A Technical Assistance Guide for Advocates

 

This 2010 guide written by Holly Ramsey-Klawsnik, Ph.D. and published by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) provides an overview of the history of violence against older adults, the prevalence of violence in later life, age, gender, demographic issues, the signs and symptoms, types of sexual offenses, perpetrators, illustrative cases, primary prevention, and the role of advocates.

 

 

Statewide Profile of Abuse of Older Women and the Criminal Justice Response: Final Report (2008) Statewide Profile of Abuse of Older Women and the Criminal Justice Response: Final Report (2008)

 

This National Institute of Justice funded research project examines Rhode Island's population of all women 50 and over who were victims of domestic violence reported to law enforcement over an entire year, offering a more complete profile of older women abuse, their abusers, the abuse, and the response of State authorities to their reported abuse.

 

 

The Nexus Between Economics and Family Violence: The Expected Impact of Recent Economic Declines on the Rates and Patterns of Intimate, Child and Elder Abuse (March 2010) The Nexus Between Economics and Family Violence: The Expected Impact of Recent Economic Declines on the Rates and Patterns of Intimate, Child and Elder Abuse (March 2010)

 

This study, funded and distributed by the National Institute of Justice, reviews the research on the extent to which one or more economic dimensions (income, employment status, or status incompatibility) are at least minimally correlated with one or more variations of family violence (intimate partner abuse, child abuse, or elder abuse).

 

 

Understanding Elder Maltreatment Understanding Elder Maltreatment

 

 

 

Legal Pleadings and Forms

 

Prosecuting Elder Abuse Cases Prosecuting Elder Abuse Cases

 

This article, published in the National Institute of Justice Journal, identifies the factors that improve or impede the successful prosecution of elder abuse cases.

 

 

National Indian Country Clearinghouse on Sexual Assault, a project by the Southwest Center for Law and Policy © 2017

This project was supported by  Grant No. 2011-TA-AX-K045 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women. Points of view in this document are those of the author and do not necessary represent the official position of the U.S. Department of Justice. All rights reserved. | Privacy policy