Older Offenders : Current Trends book cover
1st Edition

Older Offenders
Current Trends

ISBN 9780866568067
Published April 7, 1989 by Routledge
258 Pages

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Book Description

Here is the most up-to-the-minute interdisciplinary research that has been conducted on older offenders. This scholarly volume highlights the dimensions of the offenses committed by older adults and features empirical research addressing the sentencing alternatives applied to older offenders. Academicians and practitioners also provide much-needed insight into the management and correctional issues that arise with the incarceration of older offenders, including adjustment to prison life, physical and emotional health care, and rehabilitation and/or preparation of the offender for the return to life outside prison.

Table of Contents

Contents Introduction

  • Part I: Naming the Offenders
  • Arrests for Major Crimes: Trends and Patterns for Elderly Offenders
  • A Comparison of Retiree Criminal Characteristics With Habitual and Nonhabitual Older Offenders From an Urban Population
  • Aging and Aged in Organized Crime
  • Part II: Sentencing: Blind Justice?
  • Defendant’s Advanced Age as a Prepotent Status in Criminal Case Disposition and Sanction
  • The Elderly Offender and Sentencing Leniency
  • Legal and Social Alternatives in Treating Older Child Sexual Offenders
  • More Than a Case Number: Older Offenders on Probation
  • Part III: Institutions: Custody, Care, or Therapy?
  • Mature Mentally Ill Offenders in California Jails
  • Prison Environments and Their Impact on Older Citizens
  • Health Status of the Incarcerated Elderly: Issues and Concerns
  • The Older and Long Term Inmate Growing Old in the New Jersey Prison System

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