Research & Related Literature

Research & Related Literature

Research and Related Literature
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Find references to articles, books and government reports on all types of elder abuse and financial exploitation

The Research & Related Literature Database presents information about elder abuse that is available in scientific, legal, and general literature. It documents thousands of searchable abstracts and publications which are searchable by specific elder abuse related topics. The database is constantly updated to include the most current materials on elder abuse.  The Research & Related Literature Database also contains current research-related activities of the Department of Justice.


Research about elder abuse is expanding our knowledge about its causes, risk factors, outcomes and interventions. Some of the findings include:

  • Approximately one in ten seniors is abused each year.
  • Abused seniors are three times more likely to die than non-abused seniors.
  • Elder abuse is dramatically underreported.  Only 1 in every 23 cases is reported to Adult Protective Services.
  • Cognitive decline is a risk factor for elder abuse, including financial exploitation.
  • Abused seniors are more likely to be placed in nursing homes than non-abused older adults.

 

 

Building Consensus on Research Priorities in Elder Mistreatment

Building Consensus on Research Priorities in Elder Mistreatment
A survey of 26 leading U.S. elder abuse and financial exploitation researchers prioritized critical knowledge gaps in the field
 

Elder Justice Roadmap

Elder Justice Roadmap
A stakeholder initiative to respond to an emerging health, justice, financial, and social crisis