What troubles our senior citizens? Crime against the elderly in the Czech Republic in 2016


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Year of publication 2017
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Kontakt
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Social Studies

Web časopis
Doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.kontakt.2017.01.004
Field Political sciences
Keywords Senior citizens; crime; media; security
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Description The article examines a topical issue: the prevention of crime committed in the Czech Republic against senior citizens. It aims to describe: how aware senior citizens are of the options available to prevent crime, from what sources they obtained this information, and how sufficient they judge this information to be. A semi-structured questionnaire was distributed in October 2016 among those attending the University of the Third Age at Masaryk University in Brno. A total of 92 forms were returned, the analysis of which showed that most respondents had encountered information about crime against senior citizens, and that the bulk of this information was obtained from the media and from peers (friends etc.).

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