Perceptions of plea bargaining in cases of elder financial abuse.

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  • Author(s): Riederer, Andrea M.; Golding, Jonathan M.
  • Source:
    Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect (J ELDER ABUSE NEGL), Jun¿Jul2020; 32(3): 217-234. (18p)
  • Publication Type:
    Article - research, tables/charts
  • Language:
    English
  • Additional Information
    • Affiliation:
      Department of Psychology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, USA
    • Subject Terms:
    • Subject Terms:
    • Abstract:
      The present study investigated perceptions of plea bargains in elder financial abuse. Approximately 78-90% of felony convictions are the result of plea bargains, yet very little work examines the public's perceptions of it. Additionally, elders lose an estimated $2.6–36.5 billion dollars each year to financial abuse and exploitation. Participants were recruited from Mturk (N = 74) and completed a mixed-factors 2 (Amount of Money Stolen: $5,000 vs. $50,000) x 2 (Relationship of Victim and Perpetrator: son vs. caretaker) x 2 (Type of Sentence: reduced jail sentence vs. probation) x 2 (Participant Gender) design. Amount, relationship, and sentence were within-participant factors, while gender was between-participant. It was found that there were main effects of amount, sentence, and relationship between victim and defendant such that participants showed a preference for plea bargains when the amount in question was lower ($5,000 vs. $50,000), when the sentence given was harsher (a reduced jail sentence vs. probation), and when the defendant was the victim's son (vs. a caretaker).
    • Journal Subset:
      Biomedical; Blind Peer Reviewed; Double Blind Peer Reviewed; Editorial Board Reviewed; Expert Peer Reviewed; Peer Reviewed; USA
    • ISSN:
      0894-6566
    • MEDLINE Info:
      NLM UID: 8914370
    • Publication Date:
      20200707
    • Publication Date:
      20200707
    • DOI:
      http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08946566.2020.1738300
    • Accession Number:
      144283225
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      RIEDERER, A. M.; GOLDING, J. M. Perceptions of plea bargaining in cases of elder financial abuse. Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect, [s. l.], v. 32, n. 3, p. 217–234, 2020. DOI 10.1080/08946566.2020.1738300. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=rzh&AN=144283225. Acesso em: 10 ago. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Riederer AM, Golding JM. Perceptions of plea bargaining in cases of elder financial abuse. Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect. 2020;32(3):217-234. doi:10.1080/08946566.2020.1738300
    • APA:
      Riederer, A. M., & Golding, J. M. (2020). Perceptions of plea bargaining in cases of elder financial abuse. Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect, 32(3), 217–234. https://doi.org/10.1080/08946566.2020.1738300
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Riederer, Andrea M., and Jonathan M. Golding. 2020. “Perceptions of Plea Bargaining in Cases of Elder Financial Abuse.” Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect 32 (3): 217–34. doi:10.1080/08946566.2020.1738300.
    • Harvard:
      Riederer, A. M. and Golding, J. M. (2020) ‘Perceptions of plea bargaining in cases of elder financial abuse’, Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect, 32(3), pp. 217–234. doi: 10.1080/08946566.2020.1738300.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Riederer, AM & Golding, JM 2020, ‘Perceptions of plea bargaining in cases of elder financial abuse’, Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect, vol. 32, no. 3, pp. 217–234, viewed 10 August 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Riederer, Andrea M., and Jonathan M. Golding. “Perceptions of Plea Bargaining in Cases of Elder Financial Abuse.” Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect, vol. 32, no. 3, June 2020, pp. 217–234. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1080/08946566.2020.1738300.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Riederer, Andrea M., and Jonathan M. Golding. “Perceptions of Plea Bargaining in Cases of Elder Financial Abuse.” Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect 32, no. 3 (June 2020): 217–34. doi:10.1080/08946566.2020.1738300.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Riederer AM, Golding JM. Perceptions of plea bargaining in cases of elder financial abuse. Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect [Internet]. 2020 Jun [cited 2020 Aug 10];32(3):217–34. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=rzh&AN=144283225