Elders, Crime, and the Criminal Justice System: Myth, Perceptions, and Reality in the 21st Century

Front Cover
Max B. Rothman, JD, LLM, Burton D. Dunlop, PhD, Pamela Entzel, JD
Springer Publishing Company, Jan 1, 2004 - Social Science - 416 pages
0 Reviews

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.

 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

Elders and the Criminal Court
85
Elders and Imprisonment
183
An International Perspective
251
Conclusions
329
Index
361
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Bibliographic information