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Sexual exploitation of aged care residents by care workers with cameras


Williams, V, Sexual exploitation of aged care residents by care workers with cameras, Precedent, 143, (Nov/Dec) pp. 9-13. ISSN 1449-7719 (2017) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

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Over the past two decades, elder abuse has become a topic of worldwide discussion although elder sexual abuse - and, in particular, the sexual abuse of vulnerable aged care residents - remains the least studied,1 least acknowledged, and least understood aspect of elder mistreatment.2 While the Australian healthcare and legal systems have tried to meet their responsibility to protect vulnerable aged care residents from the preconceived acceptance of what constitutes a sexual assault, they have largely ignored their duty to protect vulnerable residents from sexual exploitation by care workers with camera devices.

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Item Type:Professional, Non Refereed Article
Keywords:elder abuse, sexual abuse, sexually explicit photographing, institutional liability, aged care facilities, police, courts.
Research Division:Law and Legal Studies
Research Group:Public law
Research Field:Public law not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Justice and the law
Objective Field:Justice and the law not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Williams, V (Dr Valerie Williams)
ID Code:126341
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:Office of the Faculty of Law
Deposited On:2018-06-06
Last Modified:2018-06-06

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