ERIC Number: ED179833
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Rape and Older Women: A Guide to Prevention and Protection.
Davis, Linda J.; Brody, Elaine M.
Due to rising violent crime rates, crime and fear of victimization have joined health, income and housing as major concerns of older Americans. This guide proposes solutions which reflect the best available information. The three main sections focus on rape of women over 50, its prevention, and education programs and training aids. The guidelines are designed primarily for use by planners, administrators and housing site staff; organizations that provide services for older people; law enforcement agencies; and other agencies involved with assuring the safety of the elderly. The objectives are to: (1) sensitize the reader to the special vulnerability of older women and to the issue of rape; (2) increase knowledge regarding prevention, program planning and the avoidance and protection activities for older women; and (3) provide the reader with education and training suggestions, materials and resources necessary to carry programs beyond the planning phases. (Author/BMW)
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Crime, Females, Gerontology, Older Adults, Prevention, Rape, Violence
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Stock No. 017-024-00849-4)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Rockville, MD.
Authoring Institution: Philadelphia Geriatric Center, PA.