Elder Abuse - , Summary
Elder Abuse: Forensic, Legal and Medical Aspects focuses on the psychological, financial and physical abuse and neglect that is widespread in elder abuse across socioeconomic levels. It provides expert information on forensic and legal topics that professionals need to understand to confront these crimes. The topics included are those most important in the detection and prosecution of elder abuse. Identification and epidemiology are discussed, as are types and presentations of abuse. Written at a level for both professionals and students who wish to gain a broader understanding of specific forensic topics in elder maltreatment, this book is an ideal source. Covers the physical, sexual, financial and psychological types of elder abuse Includes a section on domestic violence in the elderly, as well as wound identification Provides a multidisciplinary approach that is emphasized with special sections on death investigation, evidence collection, the medical examiner’s responsibilities, and the response of the justice system.