TITLE

The Denial of Elder Mistreatment by Victims and Abusers: The Application of Neutralization Theory

AUTHOR(S)
Tomita, Susan K.
PUB. DATE
September 1990
SOURCE
Violence & Victims;Fall1990, Vol. 5 Issue 3, p171
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Denial is often mentioned as a constraining factor in the assessment and intervention of domestic violence cases. Within the context of elder mistreatment, this paper utilizes neutralization theory to explain how the abuser and the elderly victim justify or rationalize abusive or neglectful behavior. Intervention techniques are provided to counteract different types of denial, and practitioners are cautioned against utilizing neutralization techniques themselves.
ACCESSION #
75649422

 

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