An Empirical Examination of Elder Abuse: A Review of files from the Elder Abuse Section of the Ottawa Police Service

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Lisa Ha and Ruth Code
Research and Statistics Division


The views expressed herein are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of the Department of Justice Canada.


The authors would like to thank our colleague at the Department of Justice, Adamira Tijerino, for her valuable contributions to the design and implementation of this research project. We would also like to thank Jennifer Scarponcini for her work on the data collection. As well, we would like to thank the officers at the Ottawa Police Service who provided invaluable guidance and assistance throughout the project.