This course promotes
a multi-agency approach to the problem of financial exploitation of senior
citizens. Bringing together law enforcement personnel and adult protective
services investigators, the course enhances students' investigative skills and
interviewing techniques while facilitating networking and cooperation that can
extend out of the classroom and into real cases. Topics include recognizing
elder abuse, working with victims, identifying perpetrators, and resources for
investigation and community awareness. Students work together to conduct a mock
investigation into a hypothetical case.
basics. What constitutes elder abuse? Family and trusted persons as
perpetrators. Statutes and sentencing enhancements.
Senior victims. Reasons for
vulnerability. Special needs like Alzheimer's or dementia.
Resources. Community awareness
and investigative resources.
Hands-on experience. Work a
case as part of an investigative team.
All classes are subject to
cancellation up to 45 days before the start of class if the minimum class
registration threshold is not met.