Elderly Residents at Risk for Being Victims or Offenders

Graziamaria Corbi, Ignazio Grattagliano, Roberto Catanesi, Nicola Ferrara, Graeme Yorston, Carlo Pietro Campobasso

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Abstract

The phenomenon of elderly sexual offenders is poorly catalogued, and is especially complex. In institutions, elderly people are often unrecognized victims of sexual abuse but are also at great risk for doing abuse toward vulnerable victims like children. The lack of attention to an elder's basic needs can endanger or impair not only his or her health or safety but also that of other people living close together. In this article, for the first time we describe an episode of sexual abuse realized by an institutionalized patient toward a young visitor. This specific risk factor in a residential care home for elderly may lead to a variety of negative behavioral outcomes, including the perpetration of child sexual offending. As the elderly population will increase tremendously in the next years, it is necessary to better understand the motivations and psychological factors relating to elderly sex offenders, to prevent these offenses, and to define standards for surveillance of residents who are potential perpetrators.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)657-659
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the American Medical Directors Association
Volume13
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2012

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Keywords

  • Elderly offenders
  • Nursing home
  • Sexual abuse

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  • Medicine(all)
  • Nursing(all)
  • Health Policy

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Corbi, G., Grattagliano, I., Catanesi, R., Ferrara, N., Yorston, G., & Campobasso, C. P. (2012). Elderly Residents at Risk for Being Victims or Offenders. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 13(7), 657-659. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jamda.2012.05.012

Elderly Residents at Risk for Being Victims or Offenders. / Corbi, Graziamaria; Grattagliano, Ignazio; Catanesi, Roberto; Ferrara, Nicola; Yorston, Graeme; Campobasso, Carlo Pietro.

In: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, Vol. 13, No. 7, 09.2012, p. 657-659.

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Corbi, G, Grattagliano, I, Catanesi, R, Ferrara, N, Yorston, G & Campobasso, CP 2012, 'Elderly Residents at Risk for Being Victims or Offenders', Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, vol. 13, no. 7, pp. 657-659. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jamda.2012.05.012
Corbi G, Grattagliano I, Catanesi R, Ferrara N, Yorston G, Campobasso CP. Elderly Residents at Risk for Being Victims or Offenders. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association. 2012 Sep;13(7):657-659. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jamda.2012.05.012
Corbi, Graziamaria ; Grattagliano, Ignazio ; Catanesi, Roberto ; Ferrara, Nicola ; Yorston, Graeme ; Campobasso, Carlo Pietro. / Elderly Residents at Risk for Being Victims or Offenders. In: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association. 2012 ; Vol. 13, No. 7. pp. 657-659.
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