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Elder Abuse

Eloise Rathbone-McCuan.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Care of the Elderly; Criminal Justice; Social Work Macro Practice; Social Policy and Advocacy; Social Work Practice Settings. 2972 words.

Elder abuse is now recognized internationally as a social problem among the aging population. Intentional abuse, neglect, and exploitation among caregivers to frail and isolated elderly...

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Legal System

Robert G. Madden.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Criminal Justice; Practical Ethics; Social Work Macro Practice; Social Policy and Advocacy. 3109 words.

The law is a powerful force in all aspects of contemporary American society. The legal system furnishes the context and procedures for the creation and enforcement of laws to resolve...

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