Elder abuse in the family. Some thoughts about the field and its blurred limits

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URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10900/97625
http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:bsz:21-dspace-976254
http://dx.doi.org/10.15496/publikation-39008
Dokumentart: Aufsatz
Date: 2011
Source: Oñati Socio-Legal Series, 1-8, 2011
Language: Spanish
Faculty: Kriminologisches Repository
Department: Kriminologie
DDC Classifikation: 360 - Social problems and services; associations
Keywords: Alter , Missbrauch
Other Keywords:
Family abuse
Elder people
Conceptualization
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Abstract:

This paper’s aim is to help to delimitate the borders of elder abuse in the family, a very complex issue. After a reference about its prevalence, we’ll raise some aspects around the elder abuse definition. Then we’ll talk about the definition key elements that help us to fix the blurred line between elder abuse and other kinds of family violence. Finally we present a critical view of the theoretical framework. The goal of the paper is to provide elements to the discussion that allow us to better understand what we mean when we talk about elder abuse in the family and help us to design efficient responses.

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