Emerald | Journal of Adult Protection, The | Table of Contents http://www.emeraldinsight.com/1466-8203.htm Table of contents from the most recently published issue of Journal of Adult Protection, The Journal en-gb Tue, 03 Jun 2014 00:00:00 +0100 2013 Emerald Group Publishing Limited editorial@emeraldinsight.com support@emeraldinsight.com 60 Emerald | Journal of Adult Protection, The | Table of Contents http://www.emeraldinsight.com/common_assets/img/covers_journal/japcover.gif http://www.emeraldinsight.com/1466-8203.htm 120 157 The Dark Side of Norwegian Nursing Homes: Factors Influencing Inadequate Care. http://www.emeraldinsight.com/journals.htm?issn=1466-8203&volume=16&issue=3&articleid=17109820&show=abstract <strong>Abstract</strong><br /><br /><B>Purpose</B> - The aim of this study was to investigate factors that influence the probability that staff will commit acts of inadequate care, abuse and neglect.<B>Design/methodology/approach</B> - A cross-sectional survey study was carried out in one county in the middle of Norway (Sør-Trøndelag). Random sampling, stratified by size of nursing homes, and location (rural or urban areas), was used to select a variety of nursing homes from a total population of 55 nursing homes. All staff in 16 nursing homes working were asked to participate in the study. A response rate of 79% vas accieved (N= 616).<B>Findings</B> - Findings reveal that location and size of the nursing home, age of the staff, education level, job satisfaction, resident aggression, and conflicts between residents and staff predict inadequate care, abuse and neglect. The most consistent findings are that resident aggression increases the risk for all three types of inadequate care, and that conflicts predict different types of inadequate care depending on whether the conflicts are related to direct care-giving activities or not. <B>Research limitations/implications</B> - <B>Practical implications</B> - Nursing home care is an important part of care for the elderly, and should be characterized by good quality services. The relation between inadequate care and resident aggression, conflicts, and other factors shown in this study points to the relevance of further improvements in nursing home practices to minimize the occurrence of episodes of inadequate care, abuse and neglect.<B>Originality/value</B> - This study investigated the relationships between 11 specific factors and different types of inadequate care in a nursing home context. Article literatinetwork@emeraldinsight.com (Wenche Malmedal, Randi Hammervold, Britt-Inger Saveman) Tue, 03 Jun 2014 00:00:00 +0100 Hate Crime against Older People in England and Wales – An Econometric Enquiry http://www.emeraldinsight.com/journals.htm?issn=1466-8203&volume=16&issue=3&articleid=17109787&show=abstract <strong>Abstract</strong><br /><br /><B>Purpose</B> - This paper presents an econometric analysis of hate crime against older people based on data for England and Wales for 2010-11 disaggregated by Crown Prosecution Service area –a geographical unit which is co-terminus with local authorities. <B>Design/methodology/approach</B> - We ran different specifications of structural regression models including one latent variable and accounting for a number of interactions between the covariates.<B>Findings</B> - The paper suggests that the higher the level of other types of hate crime is in an area, the higher the level of hate crime against older people. Demographics is also significant: a higher concentration of older and young people partially explains hate crime levels against the former. Employment, income and educational deprivation is also associated with biased-crime against older people. Conviction rates seem to reduce hate crime against older people, and one indicator of intergenerational contact is not significant.<B>Research limitations/implications</B> - Due to data availability and quality, the paper only studies one year worth of data. Consequently, the research results may lack generalisability. Furthermore, the proxy variable for intergenerational contact may not be the most suitable indicator; however, there will not be any other indicators available until Census data come out.<B>Practical implications</B> - The paper suggests that factors underlying hate crime would also influence hate crime against older people. Besides, the results would not support the ‘generational clash’ view. Tackling income, educational, and employment deprivation would help significantly reduce the number of episodes of biased criminal activity against older people. Improving conviction rates of all types of hate crime would also contribute to the reduction of hate crime against older people.<B>Originality/value</B> - This paper presents the first econometric analysis of hate crime against older people. Article literatinetwork@emeraldinsight.com (Jose Iparraguirre) Tue, 03 Jun 2014 00:00:00 +0100 What happens to the "Hand that Rocked the Cradle"? A Study of Elderly Abuse in India. http://www.emeraldinsight.com/journals.htm?issn=1466-8203&volume=16&issue=3&articleid=17109822&show=abstract <strong>Abstract</strong><br /><br /><B>Purpose</B> - In this paper the possible causes of Elderly Abuse in India and its repercussions to the society have been analysed, based on the real cases and reports<B>Design/methodology/approach</B> - Multiple case study approach has been used for the study sourced from archival news paper reports , crime reports and narration<B>Findings</B> - Greater vigilance and more effective legislation would be required to solve the problem related to elder abuse<B>Originality/value</B> - There is not much study causes, consequences, effectiveness of the legal system with respect to elderly abuse in India. In that way, it will be an unique contribution Article literatinetwork@emeraldinsight.com (Sonali Bhattacharya, Shubhasheesh Bhattacharya) Tue, 03 Jun 2014 00:00:00 +0100 Risks of financial abuse of older people with dementia: findings from a survey of UK voluntary sector dementia community services staff http://www.emeraldinsight.com/journals.htm?issn=1466-8203&volume=16&issue=3&articleid=17109795&show=abstract <strong>Abstract</strong><br /><br /><B>Purpose</B> - Financial abuse of people with dementia is of rising concern to family carers, the voluntary sector and professionals. Little is known about preventative and early response practice among community services staff. We investigated voluntary sector staff’s views of the risks of managing money when a person has a dementia and explored ways that individuals may be protected from the risks of financial abuse.<B>Design/methodology/approach</B> - An online survey of staff of local Alzheimer’s Society groups across England was conducted in 2011 and was complted by 86 respondents. Open-ended responses supplemented survey questions. Statistical analysis and content analysis identified emergent findings.<B>Findings</B> - Most respondents said their people with dementia experienced problems with money management, with almost half the respondents reporting encountering cases of financial abuse over the past year. Most were alert to warning signs and vulnerabilities and offered suggestions relevant to practice and policy about prevention and risk minimization.<B>Research limitations/implications</B> - Adult safeguarding practitioners are likely to encounter money management uncertainties and concerns about exploitation of people with dementia. They may be contacted by community-based support staff from the voluntary sector about individual queries but could ensure that such practitioners are engaged in local training and networking activities to promote their skills and confidence.<B>Practical implications</B> - As with other forms of elder abuse, professionals need to be aware of risks of financial abuse and be able to suggest effective yet acceptable preventive measures and ways to reduce risks of harm and loss. Further publicity about adult safeguarding services may be needed among local community support services.<B>Originality/value</B> - There have been few studies investigating the views of people working with people with dementia in the community about adult safeguarding. Article literatinetwork@emeraldinsight.com (Kritika Samsi, Jill Manthorpe, Karishma Chandaria) Tue, 03 Jun 2014 00:00:00 +0100