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National Elder Mistreatment Study (2009)

Bruising as a Forensic Marker of Physical Elder Abuse - Study (2009)

NIJ resources on elder abuse

Center of Excellence on Elder Abuse and Neglect at the UC Irvine School of Medicine, Program in Geriatrics

Academy on Violence and Abuse (AVA)

National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA)

National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life

National Coalition for the Prevention of Elder Abuse

Solomon Liao, et al. "A Multi-site Study to Characterize Pressure Ulcers in Long-term Care under Best Practices."  August 2010. NIJ Report.

[abstract] Ron Acierno et al. "Prevalence and Correlates of Emotional, Physical, Sexual, and Financial Abuse and Potential Neglect in the United States: The National Elder Mistreatment Study." American Journal of Public Health, February 2010, Vol 100, No. 2, p. 292-297.

Listen to a discussion about the forensic aspects of elder abuse (2010 NIJ Conference)

Watch two practitioners talk about how research impacts the investigation of suspected elder abuse by law enforcement

National Center on Elder Abuse, Ground-breaking Study on Elder Abuse Prevalence in New York State Released at Elder Abuse Summit, NCEA E-News, 3 (2010).

  • Press Release on New York study - Kathleen Quinn, National Adult Protective Services Association, November 23, 2010.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2004 Nursing Home Survey. Number of nursing home residents by selected resident characteristics according to all sources of payment at time of admission and at time of interview.

WHO Report. (2010). Preventing Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Against Women: Taking action and generating evidence.

Other resources cited during January 27, 2011 Webinar (no links, citations only)

Clyde Tucker, J. Michael Brick, Brian Meekins, Household Telephone Service and Usage Patterns in the United States in 2004:  Implications for Telephone Samples, 71 Public Opinion Quarterly 3 (2007). 

Zhenmei Zhang et al. (2010). "Neglect of Older Adults in Michigan Nursing Homes." Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect.      

Cooper, C. et al.,  Indicators of Elder Abuse: A Crossnational Comparison of Psychiatric Morbidity and Other Determinants in the Ad-HOC Study, 14 Am J Geriatric Psychiatry 489-497 (2006).

Jayawardena KM, Liao S. (2006). Elder abuse at end of life. Journal of Palliative Medicine

Wiglesworth A, et al. (2010).  Screening for abuse and neglect of people with dementia.  Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

Lori Stiegel. (2005). Elder Abuse Fatality Review Teams: A Replication Manual.

Wiglesworth A, Austin R, Corona M, et al. (2009). "Bruising as a marker of physical elder abuse."

Journal of the American Geriatric Society.

Health Policy Institute of Ohio. (2010). Family violence in Ohio. Columbus, OH: Health Policy Institute of Ohio.

Anonymous. (2002). Senator John Breaux: The Elder Justice Proposal of 2002. Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect, 14(2/3), 37-85.

Ploeg, J., et al. (2009). A systematic review of interventions for elder abuse. Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect, 21(3), 187-210.

US House Select Committee on Aging. (1981). Elder abuse (An examination of a hidden problem)(Committee Publication No. 97-277). Washington, DC: US Government Printing Office.

Anetzberger, G. J., & Teaster, P.B. (2010). Future directions for social policy and elder abuse: Through the looking glass ofgenerational characteristics. Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect, 22, 207-215.

Putnam, R.D. (2000). Bowling alone: The collapse and revival of American community. New York: Simon & Schuster.

Anetzberger, G.J, Korbin, J.E., & Tomita, S.K. (1996). Defining elder mistreatment in four ethnic groups across two generations.Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology, 11,187-212.

Nerenberg, L. (2008). Elder abuse prevention: Emerging trends and promising strategies. New York: Springer Publishing Company.


In this event, hosted by the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) and the Government Innovators Network, three nationally recognized experts discussed the results of an NIJ-funded National Elder Mistreatment Study and what they mean for policymakers and practitioners as our nation faces the unique realities of the ever-growing population of elderly citizens.

The mistreatment of our nation’s elderly citizens may be more prevalent than previously known. In a recent nationwide study, 11% of elders reported being the victim of emotional, physical, or sexual abuse or neglect in the previous year.

What do we know about who is at the highest risk of mistreatment — and what do we know about the perpetrators?