March 22, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 152 Pages
ISBN 9781138284159 - CAT# Y316703
Series: Victims, Culture and Society
Research on sexual violence has been a growing area of academic study since the 1970s. However, the focus of these efforts has centred on younger women, leaving older women largely ignored from research. This book presents data from the first UK study to examine the extent, nature and impacts of sexual violence against people aged 60 and over.
Drawing on both quantitative analysis of reported cases of sexual violence against people over 60, and qualitative interviews with practitioners in sexual violence and age related organizations as well as survivors of sexual violence, this book situates the research findings in the context of feminist criminology and gerontology, and sets an agenda for future research, policy and practice.
Sexual Violence against Older People is vital reading to practitioners and policy makers alongside those engaged in studies of criminology, health and nursing, social work, elder abuse, and violence against women.