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Course of Domestic Abuse among Chicago's Elderly: Risk Factors, Protective Behaviors, and Police Intervention

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Date Published
December 2010
132 pages
Using a stratified sample of Chicago’s elderly population, this study examined if and how risk factors and protective behaviors influence the course of elder abuse over time, the prevalence rates for various types of abuse, and the police role in intervening in cases of elder abuse and neglect.
This study examines if and how risk factors and protective behaviors affect the course of abuse over time, and the role of the police in intervening with elderly victims of domestic abuse and/or neglect.

Date Published: December 1, 2010