Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Trends in the Criminal Behavior of the Elderly

  3. Overview of Criminal Victimization of the Elderly

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 99-100
    2. Minoru Yokoyama
      Pages 141-160
    3. Andrea Berzlanovich, Barbara Schleicher, Éva Rásky
      Pages 173-180
  4. Introduction: The Criminal Justice Response to the Prevention of Elderly Crime and Treatment of the Elderly Offender

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 263-272

About this book


This textbook focuses on the criminality and victimization of the elderly population. It provides a global perspective on the extent of elderly crime and victimization, with international comparisons for addressing the problem. It explores the extent and types of crimes committed by the elderly, the characteristics of older criminals, and the responses of the criminal justice system (including prisons and institutions) to elderly criminals, including: diversion programs, community-based treatment programs, and special programs including health & mental health care services for older prisoners.


The second part of the book covers victimization of the elderly. Research findings show that certain crimes including fraud, theft, and certain types of financial crimes disproportionately affect older people, and these types of crimes are growing in prevalence. This work explores the characteristics of older victims and the types of crimes that affect them.


Finally, the book presents comparative international research on approaches to crime prevention, education, and legislation to address the victimization of the elderly. This work will be of interest to students in criminology and criminal justice, as well as related fields such as sociology, and gerontology.


Gerontology Ageing Victimology Cybercrime Crime Trends Ponzi Schemes Mail Fraud

Editors and affiliations

  • Peter C. Kratcoski
    • 1
  • Maximilian Edelbacher
    • 2
  1. 1.Kent State UniversityKentUSA
  2. 2.Federal Police of Austria (Retired)ViennaAustria

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Law and Criminology
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-72681-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-72682-3
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