• Hannah BowsEmail author
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Victims and Victimology book series (PSVV)


The conceptualisations, theories and empirical evidence that intersect at the nexus of gender, age and violence is a hitherto understudied area of scholarship, but one which is increasing in importance given the ageing population and widespread awareness of ‘elder abuse’ and crimes against older people. Whilst there is a growing body of research looking at specific forms of violence and abuse against older people generally, or older women more specifically, the existing literature spans a number of distinct fields which have emerged separately. This collection has sought to address some of the gaps in evidence and provides a compendium of contemporary analysis of violence against older women; a single point of reference, and evidence, that can provide a starting point for further research, theory and policy. This final chapter considers the key themes and messages emerging from the collection.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Durham Law SchoolDurham UniversityDurhamUK

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