What with World Elder Abuse Awareness Day and the Karen Klein story, elder abuse is suddenly in the spotlight. Unfortunately, there is no national data source that gives a quantitative overview of elder abuse. The two biggest sources of crime data in this country – the FBI’s UCR data and the National Crime Victimization Survey […]
Start by watching the video. I want to love this video. I want to love it because it’s a campaign against domestic violence that targets men. And we can’t truly address the problem of domestic violence without men. Men are half of our population. Men are brothers, sisters, friends, lovers, husbands, and fathers of women […]
When most people think of taking a cruise, their heads fill with visions of sunny days, drinks adorned with umbrellas and pineapple slices, and never-ending buffets. Becoming a crime victim generally doesn’t enter the picture. While I’m the last person to encourage fear of crime hype, it is important to note that travel does put […]
The terms “flash mob” and “senior” rarely belong in the same sentence, but some seniors and volunteers in Massachusetts staged a flash mob – complete with singing “When I’m 64″ at a supermarket to mark World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Video proof below: Elder abuse is a particularly difficult crime to recognize and respond to. […]
The news accounts of victim testimony in the Sandusky case are graphic and upsetting. Reports of victims sobbing and breaking down on the stand beg the question: why are victims being required to testify? Here are four reasons that may provide some explanation. They have to. The right to face one’s accuser is a fundamental […]
The AMBER alert system, created in 1996, has evolved into a multi-agency rapid deployment response system designed to quickly locate abducted children. It requires that organizations as disparate as law enforcement, mobile providers, and news outlets coordinate their response toward a single common goal: pushing information to the public to help find missing children. The […]
The American Society of Criminology (ASC) was established in 1941. Why has it taken 71 years to establish a Division of Victimology? Probably because it has taken hundreds of years for society and particularly individuals involved in the criminal justice/criminology fields to recognize how important crime victims and services for them are when studying crime.
“90% of the abuse situations happen with the victim’s tacit permission.” That’s a direct quote. I’m going to summarize the rest of the conversation, which I overheard, by saying that this was an advocate who justified her comment by explaining that she had grown up in an abusive household and that she had been a […]