A bit about the project
Older adults have been traditionally considered low risk for almost all criminal victimisation. As a result, we have often ignored older adults in both research on crime and policies to improve criminal justice outcomes for victims. We know very little about the crimes that affect older people and how the criminal justice system responds to older victims. This project, funded by a British Academy Wolfson Fellowship, is examining criminal justice outcomes and responses of crimes involving victims aged 60 and over. On this website, you can find out more about the project, including how to take part and contact the researcher (Dr Hannah Bows) as well as read the findings in reports and articles once they are published.