​​NIJ Audio: Elder Abuse: How Much Occurs and How Do We Measure It?

NIJ Conference Panel
June 2009

Panelists will present NIJ research on elder mistreatment in noninstitutionalized adults as well as tools for measuring the financial exploitation and psychological abuse of the elderly. A recently completed telephone survey of more than 6,500 older adults living in the community provides the most accurate estimates of the prevalence and incidence of physical, sexual, financial and emotional elder abuse. A second study used state-of-the-art science methods to develop a tool that measures the financial and psychological abuse of elders.


Carrie Mulford: National Institute of Justice

Georgia J. Anetzberger: Assistant Professor, Cleveland State University

Ron Acierno: Associate Professor, Medical University of South Carolina

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