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

Melchiorre, Maria Gabriella; Chiatti, Carlos LU and Lamura, Giovanni (2012) In Educational Gerontology 38(10). p.699-712
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.

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Educational Gerontology
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699 - 712
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Routledge
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0360-1277
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10.1080/03601277.2011.608610
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  title        = {Tackling the Phenomenon of Elder Abuse in Italy : A Review of Existing Legislation and Policies as a Learning Resource},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03601277.2011.608610},
  volume       = {38},
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