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Moving Forward: Recommendations for Advancing Late Life Polyvictimization Practice, Policy, and Research

NCJ Number
251225
Date Published
October 2017
Length
8 pages
Author(s)
Candace J. Heisler
Agencies
NIJ-Sponsored
Publication Type
Report (Grant Sponsored), Literature Review, Legislation/Policy Analysis, Issue Overview
Grant Number(s)
2012-VF-GX-K014
Annotation
This article synthesizes what has been learned from the entire project on polyvictimization (multiple types of victimization) in later life.
Abstract
Five categories of recommendations are offered for addressing polyvictimization and its elderly victims in the areas of practice, policy, and research. The categories are 1) definitions and frameworks, 2) practice, 3) training and education, 4) research and evidence-based interventions, and 5) prevention. The article focuses on changes needed to improve the identification of cases of victimization of the elderly, the development of policies and practices for addressing these cases, and research priorities. (Publisher abstract modified)
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