Elders, Crime, and the Criminal Justice System: Myth, Perceptions, and Reality in the 21st Century
Max B. Rothman, JD, LLM, Burton D. Dunlop, PhD, Pamela Entzel, JD
Springer Publishing Company, Jan 1, 2004 - Social Science - 416 pages
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.