Part of the Palgrave Studies in Victims and Victimology book series (PSVV)


This second volume consists of eight contributions from academics researching the consequences, support needs, challenges and opportunities for responding to violence against women, building on the first volume which was concerned with documenting the extent and nature of different forms of violence and abuse against older women. Whilst the impacts, consequences and support needs of younger women who have experienced violence and abuse are fairly well documented, there has been almost no research exploring this in relation to older women. This is despite increasing awareness of, and policy interest in, ‘elder abuse’. This chapter considers some of the key messages emerging from both volumes and examines future priorities for research, policy and practice. It also provides a critical evaluation of some of the issues limiting this field of inquiry and suggests remedies to address some of these problems.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Durham Law SchoolDurham UniversityDurhamUK

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