ERIC Number: ED216170
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Effective Responses to the Crime Problem of Older Americans: A Handbook.
Jaycox, Victoria H.; And Others
This handbook is designed for use either as a guide for anyone personally or professionally concerned about the crime problem of America's elderly as a text in a training course on crime against the elderly. Following an introductory sketch of the crime problem facing America's eldery, a description is provided of the typical older American. Discussed next are patterns of crime against the elderly. The fear of crime and its consequences are addressed. After an examination of the basics of crime prevention and victim assistance, guidelines are set forth for preventing street and residential crimes against elderly adults as well as for preventing consumer fraud and con games. Outlined next are procedures for community crime prevention. Following a discussion of victimization and its aftermath, suggestions are given for meeting the needs of elderly crime victims, for communicating with groups on the topic of crime prevention education. (A related instructor's guide is available separately--see note.) (MN)
Descriptors: Communication (Thought Transfer), Community Programs, Consumer Protection, Crime, Crime Prevention, Crisis Intervention, Fear, Guidelines, Individual Characteristics, Individual Needs, Older Adults, Program Implementation, Psychological Needs, Victims of Crime
National Council of Senior Citizens, 925 15th Street NW, Washington, DC ($8.00; $7.00 each for 10 or more copies).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration on Aging (DHHS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Council for Senior Citizens, Inc., Washington, DC.