By Ezzat A. Fattah
Crime and Victimization of the Elderly presents a "state-of-the-art" assessment of the social clinical literature in relation to the crime difficulties of older people. development upon a large interdisciplinary base, the quantity addresses a variety of matters that would turn out to be of curiosity and price to criminology and gerontology scholars and to practising pros. The ebook is split into significant sections. the 1st focuses upon aged offenders and the second one is dedicated to a dialogue of aged sufferers. all the significant issues commonly coated within the criminology and victimology classes are given unique attention. those comprise: the character and kinds of crimes devoted via the aged, theories of aged crime, legal justice reactions to the older criminal, styles of aged victimization, factors of aged victimization styles, worry of crime between older individuals and the abuse of the aged in household settings. The chapters offer a severe evaluation of the formative in addition to the latest empirical examine carried out within the usa, Canada and in other places. every one bankruptcy comprises lists of urged readings and every significant part comprises an in depth checklist of bibliographic references. This publication is a useful source to criminologists, gerontologists and social carrier execs because it increases questions and defines matters very important to an figuring out of the aged and their organization with a variety of features of crime.
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Limited financial independence. • Relative freedom from family responsibilities. • De-emphasis on production, and emphasis on consumption. • Emphasis on play and leisure as a way of life. Feinberg (1984) is prudent enough to also recognize some basic differences between the two groups. He notes that: • Juveniles can anticipate future engagement in economic, familial and political roles; the elderly can anticipate mainly disengagement from such roles. 37 • Juveniles expect and are expected to enter mainstream society.
For example, once a new program for elderly shoplifters is set up, many of those who are now eligible for this new service and who, in the past, would simply have been asked to pay for the stolen goods, or shaken up and asked not to do it again, will now be formally processed so that they may be sent to the program. 26 WHAT OFFENCES DO THE ELDERLY COMMIT? Information on the offences the elderly co=it has to be based again on arrest data despite their obvious limitations. In the USA Shichor and Kobrin (1978) analyzed UCR arrest data from 1964 to 1974 and point out that the distribution of arrests of the elderly is marked by a distinctive and somewhat surprising pattern.
Feinberg interprets this finding as indicating that with advancing age, male and female involvement in Index offences, as measured by arrest rates, becomes more equal. 4 to 1 for such crimes). Such figures lead to the generalization that with increasing age there comes a growing similarity in the likelihood of male to female involvement in crime (1982:20-21). The national pattern reported by Feinberg does not seem to be true of all American cities. In their study of arrests in San Francisco over a period of four months during 1967-1968, Epstein et al.
Crime and Victimization of the Elderly by Ezzat A. Fattah