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Ronald H. Aday & Jennifer J. Krabill

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Chapter 7: Older and Geriatric Offenders: Critical Issues for the 21st Century

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Older and Geriatric Offenders: Critical Issues for the 21st Century
Older and geriatric offenders: Critical issues for the 21st century
Ronald H.Aday and Jennifer J.Krabill

Over the past several decades, the level of attention directed toward managing aging prisoners has risen substantially. Internationally, research from the United Kingdom (Howse, 2003; Wahidin & Cain, 2006); Sweden (Fazel & Grann, 2002); France (Steiner, 2003); Canada (Gal, 2002); Australia (Grant, 1999; Dawes, 2009); and Japan (Johnson, 2000) indicate these countries, along with the United States, are all grappling with nearly identical issues associated with an aging prison population. Without timely attention to the experiences of geriatric offenders, officials globally will undeniably be presented with a crisis that, in return, would negatively impact all aspects of the correctional system. Despite the ...

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