"The vulnerabilities that put older Canadians at risk of victimization can also create barriers to criminal investigations and the criminal justice system as a response."
"It takes several weeks or months to investigate an elder-abuse case," one officer told the authors, "and there is no cookie-cutter method of investigating elder abuse."
• Adding a full-time elder-abuse specialist to police staff to alleviate barriers to criminal probes as well as free up officers to zero in on the criminal aspects of the cases;• Ensuring agencies and programs that provide support and assistance to elderly victims are well-resourced.It appears clear that elder abuse victims fear that criminal charges will lead to family break-ups or further abuse. They also feel that the abuse was often their fault.
Considering the reality of elder abuse, Quebec should reconsider Bill 52, the bill that would decriminalize euthanasia in Quebec. Bill 52 is not safe.
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