Trauma and Stress Among Older Adults in the Criminal Justice System: A Review of the Literature with Implications for Social Work
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Jul. 02, 2012
ANNOTATION: Empirical studies addressing the trauma and stress experienced by elderly offenders are reviewed. This should be read by anyone working with this population. This article includes these sections: background; methods; findings—research methods used across studies, ethnicity, history of traumatic and stressful experiences, age specific stressors among older adult prisoners, consequences and correlates of trauma and stress, and coping resources as a protective factor; and discussion. “Overall, the results of this review underscore that trauma among older adults in the criminal justice system involved is a reality and a neglected area in the research, policy, and practice fields” (p. 415).