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Future Directions in Public Policy Relating to Elder Abuse

  • Marshall B. KappEmail author


As the earlier chapters of this book make abundantly clear, as the planet’s population ages “[e]lder abuse is a universal phenomenon” [49]. It is present in both developed and developing [69] countries [61, 62].


Legal Public policy Elder mistreatment Older Americans Act Elder justice Act Forensic 



The author thanks Margaret Clark, MLS, Assistant Director for International Research at Florida State University College of Law Research Center, for her very valuable research assistance in this project.


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  1. 1.Center for Innovative Collaboration in Medicine and LawFlorida State UniversityTallahasseeUSA

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