Trauma and Stress Among Older Adults in the Criminal Justice System: A Review of the Literature with Implications for Social Work
By Maschi, Tina; Dennis, Kelly Sullivan; Gibson, Sandy; MacMillan, Thalia; Sternberg, Susan; Hom, Maryann.
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 ... Read More