Victimization of Special Populations

Victimization of Special Populations

This week’s Victimization required readings discuss abuse directed towards children and the elderly. In many instances, getting an accurate perception of the level of child and elder abuse in the U.S. is challenging.

Address the following in your initial post:

  • What are some issues with getting accurate information on the level of child and elder abuse?
  • Describe characteristics that make a child or senior adult more likely to be a victim of abuse, neglect, or maltreatment.
  • In your opinion, what can be done to decrease the likelihood that vulnerable children and senior adults will fall victim to abuse?
  • Explain the effectiveness of the criminal justice system’s response to child and elder abuse.
  • Discuss elements that could be developed to create a holistic plan for restitution for these victims.

Your initial post must contain approximately 400 words and reference at least two scholarly sources in proper APA format.

Victimization of Special Populations This week’s required readings explains how a person can become a victim of violence because their age or ability level makes them vulnerable. Becoming a crime victim is traumatic for every victim; however, depending on one’s situation in life,  can have compounded challenges.

Specifically, special populations of victims have unique risk factors for victimization, extent of victimization, and different responses are used to address the victimization. Please discuss the of persons with disabilities, persons with mental illness, and incarcerated persons.

Address the following in your initial post:

  • Explain how characteristics of these victims can contribute to their victimization.
  • Evaluate the criminal justice system’s response to the  of this population of victims.
  • Propose a holistic plan for providing restitution for this population of victims.

Your initial post must contain approximately 400 words and reference at least two scholarly sources in proper APA format.

This is 2 seperate discussions

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