Insights and Perspectives
Mr Herd explains how financial elder abuse can be difficult to prove […more]
Mr Herd explains how financial elder abuse can be difficult to prove. Perpetrators of financial elder abuse can have no understanding that what they are doing is wrong. He argues that discrete criminal offences that target the conduct of the abuser can act as disincentives to elder abuse. He also discusses his view that increasing awareness of elder abuse must come with the ability to prosecute.