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A Study on the Introduction of Crime Prevention and Support Programs for Elderly People

  • Crisisonomy
  • Abbr : KRCEM
  • 2011, 7(4), pp.23-36
  • Publisher : Crisis and Emergency Management: Theory and Praxis
  • Research Area : Social Science > Public Policy > Public Policy in general

Park ki beom 1

1동아대학교

Candidate

ABSTRACT

Due to prolonged life expectancy driven by developing science and technology, the number of elderly people is growing sharply these days. As a result, welfare of elderly people has emerged as an important social issue offering us a crucial task to protect senior citizens against crime in particular. This study suggests introduction of crime prevention and support programs for elderly people which have been proven to have considerable effects in developed countries, and implementation of such programs reconstructed according to the characteristics of our society. Major elements of the programs include special care for senior citizens who live alone, setting up hotline system, health promotion and providing recreational programs. This study is a multidisciplinary research that proposes implementation of exercise prescription as well as criminal policy in order to promote participation in crime prevention programs and estimation of their effects.

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