Tackling the Phenomenon of Elder Abuse in Italy: A Review of Existing Legislation and Policies as a Learning Resource

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Abstract

In Italy, data and information on prevalence and characteristics of elder abuse are very limited, and a specific legal and policy framework is lacking. Some articles of the Penal Code refer to the larger context of violence against disadvantaged groups, and some general support services not specifically dedicated to this issue are managed by local municipalities. In this context, empirical research is useful for disseminating information and implementation of good practices. Such research indicates future directions for the education of the public and training of professionals on the prevention, detection, and treatment of abusive practices.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)699-712
Number of pages14
JournalEducational Gerontology
Volume38
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Education

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