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Elders, Crime, and the Criminal Justice System

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Elders, Crime, and the Criminal Justice System

SKU# 9780826111456

Myth, Perceptions, and Reality in the 21st Century


  • Max B. Rothman JD, LLM
  • Burton D. Dunlop PhD
  • Pamela Entzel JD

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This book provides a comprehensive analysis of interactions between older people and the criminal justice system. The editors present current research on elders in a multitude of roles, from victim and offender to attorney, defendant, witness, juror, and prisoner. Of particular interest are chapters on the psychological and medical conditions of elder prisoners, and issue around selective decarceration. Each contributor documents empirical data and identifies social, policy, and ethical implications, where applicable. Recommended for gerontologists, sociologists, social workers, and professionals in the legal and criminal justice fields.

Product Details 

  • Publication Date January 01, 2004
  • Page Count 416
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826111456
  • EISBN 9780826117489

Table of Contents 

    Foreword: Putting Elders and the Criminal Justice System into Historical Perspective by W. Andrew Achenbaum and Mary A. Schieve
    Introduction, Max B. Rothman, Burton D. Dunlop, and Pamela Entzel
    Part I: Elders and Crime
  1. Polices and Elders, W. Clinton Terry III and Pamela Entzel
  2. Elders as Victims of Crime, Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation, Rosalie S. Wolf
  3. Elders as Perpetrators, Edith Elisabeth Flynn

  4. Part II: Elders and the Criminal Court
  5. Elders in the Courtroom, William E. Adams, Jr.
  6. Impact of the Criminal Justice Process on Older Persons, Sanford I. Finkel and Inez J. Macko
  7. The Older Eyewitness, A. Daniel Yarmey
  8. The Suggestibility of Older Witnesses, Brian H. Bornstein, Christy J. Witt, Katie E. Cherry, and Edith Greene
  9. Elders and Jury Service: A Case of Age Discrimination? Pamela Entzel, Burton D. Dunlop, and Max B. Rothman

  10. Part III: Elders and Imprisonment
  11. Sentencing the Older Offender: Is There an "Age Bias"? Darrell Steffensmeier and Mark Motivans
  12. The Older Prisoner: Social, Psychological, and Medical Considerations, John J. Kerbs
  13. Arguments and Strategies for the Selective Decarceration of Older Prisoners, John J. Kerbs

  14. Part IV: An International Perspective
  15. Elders and the Criminal Justice System in England, Judith Phillips, Anne Worrall, and Alison Brammer
  16. Elders and the Criminal Justice System in Germany, Arthur Kreuzer and Ulrike Grasberger
  17. Elders and the Criminal Justice System in Israel, Malca Alek and Sarah Ben-David
  18. Elders and Japanese Corrections, Elmer H. Johnson

  19. Part V: Conclusions
  20. Epilogue: Policy Implications for the 21st Century, Burton D. Dunlop, Max B. Rothman, and Pamela Entzel

  21. Index