Project

Financial exploitation of the elderly

Project (M.S., Criminal Justice) -- California State University, Sacramento, 2009.

Financial crimes against the elderly are social ailments recognized by law enforcement agencies, social services agencies and the general population. The ramifications of these crimes, however, are not clearly understood. Further research is required in order to fully understand the dynamics and the other issues rooted in these crimes. This project develops a course curriculum that may be used as a mechanism in educating both criminal justice and social work students as to the importance of understanding, recognizing and assisting elders who have been or are at risk of becoming victims of financial exploitation.

Financial crimes against the elderly are social ailments recognized by law enforcement agencies, social services agencies and the general population. The ramifications of these crimes, however, are not clearly understood. Further research is required in order to fully understand the dynamics and the other issues rooted in these crimes. This project develops a course curriculum that may be used as a mechanism in educating both criminal justice and social work students as to the importance of understanding, recognizing and assisting elders who have been or are at risk of becoming victims of financial exploitation.

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