Elder Abuse: A Human Rights Agenda for the Future

  • Jonathan Herring


Only relatively recently has elder abuse has been recognised by governments as a major social problem. For too long it has been hidden and ignored. Even now it has been accepted as an issue requiring state attention, many countries are still struggling to find the correct legal response. Elder abuse, it has been claimed, has reached the position domestic violence did several decades ago. There is now an acceptance of the problem and that something needs to be done, but there is much dispute over what the correct response is.


Domestic Violence Care Home Hate Crime Legal Response Abusive Relationship 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Exeter CollegeUniversity of OxfordOxfordUK

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