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Author Bows, Hannah, author.

Title Sexual violence against older people / Hannah Bows.

Published London : Routledge, 2019.


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Physical description 1 online resource.
Series Victims, culture and society.
Victims, culture and society.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Cover; Half Title; Series Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; List of illustrations; Foreword; Acknowledgements; 1 Introduction; The ageing population and risk of violence; Invisible older victims: research and UK policy context; 'Real rape' and older women; Researching sexual violence against older people: a feminist gerontology framing; Book structure and chapter overview; 2 Mapping the existing knowledge about sexual violence against older people; Extent and nature of sexual violence against older people; Elder abuse; Domestic violence; Sexual violence.
Nature and characteristics of victimisationRisk factors for sexual violence in later life; Impacts, support needs and barriers to disclosing sexual violence; Impacts of sexual violence on older women; Support needs; Barriers to disclosing sexual violence and accessing support; Perpetrator characteristics and motivations; Conclusion; 3 The extent and nature of serious sexual violence against older people in the UK; Method; The extent, nature and characteristics of recorded cases; Victim and perpetrator gender; Perpetrator and victim age groups; Victim and perpetrator relationship.
Victim and perpetrator ethnicityLocation of sexual offences; Serial sex offenders; Links between the rape and another recorded offence; Conclusion; 4 The impacts, support needs and gaps in service provision for older survivors: views of practitioners; Interviews with practitioners; Participant demographics (sexual violence practitioners); Practitioners had limited experience of supporting older survivors; Impacts of sexual violence on older survivors; There were overlapping challenges in terms of accessing support and providing support; Physical challenges; Psychological challenges.
Societal challengesLife experiences can mean some older survivors have high levels of resilience; Challenges with the criminal justice system; Overcoming these challenges; A number of gaps in current service provision were identified; Views of age-related practitioners; Conclusion; 5 Experiences of sexual violence as an older woman: case studies of survivors; Interviewing survivors; Winnie; Jennifer; Mary; Conclusion; 6 Conclusions; The extent and nature of sexual violence against older people in the UK; Practitioners' experiences of supporting older survivors.
The experiences of older survivorsA continuum of violence across the life course; Minimisation of their experiences; 'Real rape' myths underpin how women made sense of their experiences; Physical and emotional impacts; Experiences and range of support services; Support from friends and family; Experiences of the criminal justice system; Age-relatedissues; Developing a feminist analysis of violence against older women; Concluding thoughts; References; Index.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. London Available via World Wide Web.
History notes Hannah Bows is deputy director of the Centre for Research into Violence and Abuse and assistant professor in criminal law at Durham Law School. Her research focuses on different forms of violence against women, particularly domestic and sexual violence. Her recent work includes a national study of rape of older people, a national study profiling homicide of older people and a study exploring 'risk' in relation to older sex offenders and policing. Outside the university she is the deputy director of the British Society of Criminology Victims Network and chair of Age UK Teesside, and sits as a magistrate on the Durham and Darlington bench.
Notes Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed March 4, 2019).
Other author Taylor & Francis.
Subject Older people -- Abuse of.
Sex crimes.
Local series Taylor & Francis eBooks
Standard Number 10.4324/9781315269740
ISBN 9781315269740 (electronic bk.)
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9781351979979 (electronic bk. : Mobipocket)
1351979973 (electronic bk. : Mobipocket)
9781351979986 (electronic bk. : EPUB)
1351979981 (electronic bk. : EPUB)
9781351979993 (electronic bk. : PDF)
135197999X (electronic bk. : PDF)

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